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18th Oct, 2016 | 7:27am

Aston Villa star to miss key clash against Birmingham - report

By Harvey Byrne

Jack Grealish is expected to receive a three-match suspension that would force him out of Aston Villa’s fixture against Birmingham at the end of the month, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail has claimed that the youngster’s alleged stamp on Conor Coady in the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Saturday is expected to see a punishment handed out to the 21-year-old.

The report states that a three-match ban is likely to be handed to the England Under-21 international, which would force him out of the first derby of the season between Villa and the Blues on October 30th.

Grealish has struggled alongside his teammates in the new campaign with just two goals and two assists in 11 appearances in all competitions.

However, the young prospect’s ability to create a chance out of nothing and his unpredictability will be a huge loss for Villa in such an important fixture.

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The two Midlands rivals last met in the League Cup 3rd round last year, which saw Villa win the match 1-0 thanks to a Rudy Gestede goal.

Now both teams are in the same league, it will be expected to be another tight encounter between the two club’s.

Villa will face Reading and Fulham before their clash against Birmingham.

In other Aston Villa team news, Aaron Tshibola believes Villa have made “massive improvements” despite their shocking start to the league campaign.