Grealish relishing Wembley trip

Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has revealed his excitement after helping the club into the Championship play-off final.

The Villans are looking to return to the Premier League after two seasons in the second-tier of English football following their semi-final triumph over Middlesbrough.

Steve Bruce’s men claimed a 1-0 victory in the first-leg tie at the Riverside before completing the job on home soil courtesy of a goalless draw.

Fulham, who defeated Derby, will line up against Villa at Wembley for the showpiece event on May 26, and Grealish has talked up his side’s chances of a Premier League return.

Grealish told the club’s official website: ‘It really means the world to me to help get this team to Wembley.

‘I thought we fought hard in this one. We always knew it was going to be a hard game – coming back to Villa Park with a 1-0 lead. But we did really well. Now we’re looking forward to the final.

‘It’s going to be a tough game, of course. We have played Fulham twice this season – we’ve won one and lost one. It’s all to play for.

‘It’s a one-off game, winner takes all. I look at our team and I believe we have the quality to go on and win it.’


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