Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish will serve a three-match ban for stamping on Wolves midfielder Conor Coady in Saturday’s derby – BBC Sport have confirmed.
The stamp was missed by match officials but was caught on video.
With the FA scrutinising the footage over the past 48 hours.
The incident involving the England Under-21 international was viewed as ‘violent conduct’ by the Football Association and Grealish will serve his three-match suspension with immediate effect.
]This will mean that the Villa winger will miss the side’s derby against Birmingham City on October 30th.
Grealish has been a bright spark in an otherwise dismal start to the season for Villa, who currently sit 20th in the Championship.
After the incident on Saturday, Bruce thought the referee had ‘got it spot on’ in allowing Grealish to stay on the pitch, adding that ‘Maybe in Italy he might have got sent off’.
The Villa boss will now have to prepare for the next 3 games without Grealish, who will be eligible to return against Blackburn on November 5th.
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