English Championship side Aston Villa are set to host Blackburn Rovers his weekend. Steve Bruce could play Jack Grealish in the game at Villa Park after the youngster completed his three-match suspension.
Grealish suspension was because he stamped Wolves midfielder Conor Coady when both sides met in October.
Grealish featured in the Under 23 game this week. The player is expected to be fit to provide depth for Bruce, particularly as Jordan Ayew is suspended. Bruce would have tough decisions to make as Albert Adomah is struggling to get full match fitness after his dead leg incident in the 1-1 draw against Birmingham last week. Bruce may have to rely on Ivory Coast international Jonathan Kodija. The player is enjoying impressive form and is quite comfortable playing anywhere in the front attack.
Villa would be without their signing, Ritchie De Laet due to his long-term injury. The 27-year old player joined from Leicester City at the end of last term. He scored against Villa last year when he was with the Foxes in the first half of the season before his switch to Middleborough in January to help them get promotion to the Premier League
Blackburn have their own injury woes as well. His parent club – Watford – is assessing Tommie Hoban as his dislocated shoulder means he could miss up to three months. Derrick Williams remains sidelined for weeks due to his hamstring problem. There are issues with Wes Brown, Adam Henley, and Elliott Ward as well. Owen Coyle had to draft in Gordon Greer and Anthony Stokes as they managed to pass fitness tests ahead of the game against Wolves. Rovers played a draw with Wolves but would be seeking a better result as they visit Aston Villa.