Date: 12th November 2019 at 8:00pm
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In terms of results, it’s been another couple of disappointing weeks for Aston Villa fans, but last weekend’s lacklustre showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers has been a particular concern for many – but it’s not the only worry at this moment in time given our growing injury concerns.

Jack Grealish’s calf issue has sadly rumbled on for a few weeks now and each time there’s an expectation that the 24-year-old will return, he doesn’t and against Liverpool he wasn’t ‘quite right’ but I don’t believe there has been any kind of real update on his status yet.

The omissions of Tom Heaton and Bjorn Engels also raised eyebrows and there’s been no official confirmation of how minor or serious their issues may be, but it’s believed it’s a calf and hip thing.

We’ve also lost Jed Steer for two months, but at least there’s some clarity there.

Whether it’s the more modern 24 hour news cycle life, or the fact that head coach Dean Smith seems to play injury updates far more closely to his chest than previous managers, whilst I don’t think it’s actually a massive point of contention and I’m certainly not alone in that, it’s definitely irking some and leaving others thinking the worst.

The international break comes at the perfect time though you would imagine, and 67% of fans in our recent poll were happy for him to skip Wolves to ensure he was 100%, so it’s all eyes to Newcastle United and the return of Steve Bruce for me.

Are Jack Concerns Right?

Yes

Yes

No

No

I'll decide after Newcastle

I'll decide after Newcastle

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