By Alex Taylor
Stan Collymore has issued a stark warning on Twitter to Jack Grealish to ditch his friends and focus on football.
The Villa star is considered one of the brightest young players in English football but regularly hits the headlines for the wrong reasons.
“Dear Jack Grealish. Get rid of the hangers on in Brum who are pure leeches,” former Aston Villa striker Collymore said on his personal Twitter account. “Or you’re finished before you’re started. Always here.”
Dear @JackGrealish1 . Get rid of the hangers on in Brum who are pure leeches, or you’re finished before you’re started. UTV , always here.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) September 21, 2016
Sunday’s incident is one of a long line of misdemeanours Grealish has been involved with in his short Aston Villa career.
Grealish was caught up in a nitrous oxide scandal last year and in June 2015 the youngster was pictured drunk and sprawled out on a road while on holiday in Tenerife.
The attacking midfielder has made a reasonable start to the new season, scoring two goals in his eight matches to date and picking up a man-of-the-match award.
Villa fans will now be hoping their starlet can put the antics behind him and focus on driving the Villans out of the Championship.
In other Aston Villa news, this midfielder has signed with the club after agreeing terms.