By Harvey Byrne
Former Aston Villa player Dion Dublin has claimed that Jack Grealish is “letting the fans down” after his latest partying antics.
The club have launched an investigation after the 21-year-old midfielder was caught up in another controversy this week when he allegedly took nitrous oxide at a Birmingham hotel.
The Telegraph claim that Villa are weighing up suspending their star player for Saturday’s league clash against Newcastle after manager Roberto Di Matteo took dim view of his latest brush with trouble.
Now BBC pundit, Dublin aired his feelings on Saturday morning during his appearance on Football Focus.
“He is a player that could achieve a lot,” said Dublin on the BBC show. “I just think he’s letting himself down, letting the club down, letting the fans down.
“People around him aren’t helping, get your finger out and do your job and earn your money.”
Grealish made his debut for Aston Villa in 2014 and he has been tipped for big things at Villa Park.
However, previous manager’s Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde have both tried and failed with different methods in taking Grealish away from the damaging lifestyle choices.
The youngster has four years left on his current deal, but he could be set to leave the club early giving his off the field decisions.
Former Villa youth graduates Luke Moore, Lee Hendrie and Gabby Agbonlahor also failed to reach their potential at the club after making similar decisions to what Grealish is currently and fans are hoping they won’t see moreof the same.
In other Aston Villa team news, Peter Withe has labelled Villa’s attacking duo Rudy Gestede and Jonathan Kodjia as a “perfect” combination.