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Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has suggested to BBC Sport that Jack Grealish could be back for the match against Leeds United at Elland Road next weekend.

Leeds will take on Villa at Elland Road in the Premier League this coming Saturday.

Grealish is supposedly a doubt for the encounter after missing the league encounter against Leicester City at Villa Park on Sunday.

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According to BBC Sport, the 25-year-old attacking midfielder has a leg injury and could be on the sidelines for a month.

However, Smith is hopeful that the England international, who can also operate as a winger, will be back for the match against Leeds.

Smith told BBC Sport: “We will assess it as we go. It is certainly not a recurrence of an old injury and certainly not long term.

“I am an eternal optimist and I’ll hope he is back for Leeds next week but I’ll leave it to the medical staff.”

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Big player for Aston Villa

Grealish is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League and is a big player for Villa.

The Villans lost to Leicester without the Englishman, and it underlined his importance to the team.

According to WhoScored, the 25-year-old has scored six goals and provided 10 assists in 22 Premier League games for Villa so far this season.

If Grealish returns against Leeds, then it will give Villa a massive chance to pick up all three points from the encounter at Elland Road.

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