Jack Grealish: Aston Villa player returns to first-team training

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish's only goal this season came in a 3-2 defeat by Leicester in September

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has returned to first-team training.

Grealish, 20, was forced to train with Villa's youth team as punishment after reports he visited a Manchester nightclub after a 4-0 loss at Everton.

He played for Villa Under-21s in their victory over Derby on Monday but has missed Premier League games against Watford and Southampton.

"I am pleased to have him back because he's an important player for the group," said manager Remi Garde.

Grealish has made 12 appearances this season, scoring once.

Villa are bottom of the table and have not won in the league since the opening day.

They face second-placed Arsenal at Villa Park on Saturday, pitting Garde against the club he played for in the 1990s.

The Frenchman added: "I am pleased regarding how Jack trained over the past two weeks with the U21s.

"Jack is back. I am happy for that - and for the team."

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