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Dean Smith confirms squad is almost at full strength as Jack Grealish returns for Fulham test

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Aston Villa vs Fulham

Aston Villa return to Premier League action this weekend as they host Fulham on Sunday, who are sitting inside the bottom three and fighting for their survival.

Villa on the other hand have enjoyed a fine season and whilst they currently sit in 10th place, they have spent the majority of the season fighting for the European places. However recent form has dipped with just one win in 7 games.

But as 101 reported earlier this week that the Villans are set to welcome back Jack Grealish, which is a major boost for Dean Smith who waxed lyrical about him during an interview with Villa TV this week.

He also spoke about Grealish in his press conference this morning.

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Dean Smith confirms squad is almost at full strength as Jack Grealish returns for Fulham test

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Smith has also confirmed that his squad is nearing full fitness. Striker Wesley is set to play for the under 23’s today and Kortney Hause is back with the team.

On the challenge of Fulham, whom they beat 3-0 in September he said;

“It’s certainly a very different game looking at the last game they played.”

“There’s only five players who play now who started against us. It will be very different. They are a good team who are in form. They’ve made up a great amount of points to the teams about them. It shows the job that Scott(Parker) has done.”

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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