Aston Villa fans react on Twitter as star man returns
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa fans were pleased to see the return of Jack Grealish to the starting XI, after he missed his sides previous 1-1 draw against Brentford on Wednesday night through injury.
Villa take on Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich side on Saturday afternoon, with Nathan Baker and Jordan Amavi also making a return to the starting XI.
Roberto Di Matteo seemingly opted for a 3-5-2 formation, with Grealish in the hole, a tactical change which pleased supporters as they felt they can now get the best out of their star player.
Fans were looking forward to seeing the 21-year-old in behind Jordan Ayew and Jonathan Kodjia in their visit to Portman Road.
Under-fire Di Matteo will be hoping his side can prevent conceding another late goal, after Nottingham Forest and Brentford snatched late equalisers in their previous two games.
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The Midlands side have not won a league game since their 3-0 victory over Rotherham on August 13.
Additionally, Villa have not won on the road since August 8, 2015 when they beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League.
Here is a selection of Villa supporters giving their views on the teams news.
wing backs, Grealish in the hole, Ayew up top that's more like it
— Dave Newman (@newminskio) September 17, 2016
Grealish more central! Thank the Lord!! No Tshibola though still
— Sym (@Symyew) September 17, 2016
— AVFC Khhhhh (@Jamal_Bad_Khan1) September 17, 2016
thats what im going for ????????. Grealish will be further forward than westwood and jedinak
— Craig Elliot (@cje1874) September 17, 2016
pretty much. Amavi and Bacuna on the wings. Grealish slightly more advanced than westy/Jedi. Ayew & Koj up top
— Niall (@NiallBowes) September 17, 2016
Amavi and Bacuna to provide crosses, Grealish to sit behind, I like it.
— Sam (@__samsmithh) September 17, 2016
Grealish more central. Bacuna and Amavi wing backs. Kodjia and Ayew actually playing as strikers. Like that team https://t.co/2RvO7q5Fhs
— Adam Wheeler (@wheeler_avfc19) September 17, 2016
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