Aston Villa are flying high towards the top of the league table, with Steve Bruce’s men sitting comfortably in fifth place approaching the halfway stage of the season.
Following a dismal first year at this level, Bruce has rallied his squad for a sustained promotion push this term, and it appears that his men are rising to the challenge.
Three wins from their past four, Villa are in a good run of form, and will look to get back to winning ways this weekend when they entertain Millwall, following last week’s draw at Leeds United.
Seven points from an automatic promotion spot, victory over the struggling Lions is essential, and Bruce will expect his side to emerge from the encounter with the points.
Winger Jack Grealish took to Twitter to declare his excitement ahead of the game, with the youngster nearing a return to full-fitness following an extended injury lay-off.
Grealish has made just four appearances from the bench this term, but will be pushing for a start against Neil Harris’ side, and the opportunity to show Bruce what he can add to the team this season.
Fans took to Twitter to respond to Grealish’s message, with many hoping to see the academy graduate take to the field this weekend…
Hope your starting!?!?!?
— Joel Buckledee (@JoelBuckledee) December 6, 2017
Hope your tactics are as slick as your hair and not as visible as your pant line ????????
— Louise (@LouLou2109) December 6, 2017
Its about time u started for us!
— Beth Blayney (@Bet_H1) December 6, 2017
You NEED to be starting especially after the last game ????????⚽️
— Gemma (@Gemma_Mariexxxx) December 6, 2017
I hope you start this weekend
— Jacob Teal (@JacobTeal6) December 6, 2017
Hopefully you, Lansbury and Josh all play a major role. Millwall won't know what's hit em. ☺
— Cratz (@HeatonSamuel) December 6, 2017
You and henri deserve the start saturday after the impact you both made at leeds????
— David Buckle (@DavidBuckle69) December 6, 2017
Have to start for me. Josh can come off the bench when we are ahead.
— Ches Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) December 6, 2017
Show them who’s the most gifted in the championship Jack, find that top bin
— Craig Morgan (@CraigMo15004986) December 6, 2017
Hope you start !!!! World Cup place still achievable!!!!
— Gary cookes (@Garycookes7) December 6, 2017