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Aston Villa provide Grealish & Heaton updates ahead of Newcastle


Dean Smith this evening provided a fitness update on Aston Villa’s squad, ahead of the club’s meeting with Newcastle United.

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The Villans are set to return to action following the international break next Monday night, when they welcome Steve Bruce’s Magpies to Villa Park.

Unlike their opponents, who have been on the ascent in the Premier League of late, Aston Villa have largely-struggled over recent weeks.

The Claret and Blue fell to defeat in their last 3 league outings before the international break.

Granted, two of these came versus Manchester City and Liverpool, while the latest was at the hands of Black Country rivals Wolves two weeks ago.

As such, ahead of the latest round of Premier League fixtures, Dean Smith’s outfit sit 17th in the English top-flight table, teetering precariously above the relegation zone.

Grealish latest

As a result, Villa are no doubt desperate to turn their fortunes around with a much-needed 3 points on Monday.

And, speaking in a pre-match press conference earlier this evening, Dean Smith provided updates on the potential involvement of a pair of his side’s key performers.

First off, as cited by the reliable Ben Dinnery, Jack Grealish has returned to training, but remains a doubt to face Newcastle:

Tom Heaton is also set to train over the weekend, but Smith stopped short of revealing whether or not the shot-stopper will be available from the off in 3 days’ time:

Finally, on Matt Targett and Bjorn Engels:

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