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Jack Grealish 'to train with Aston Villa youths indefinitely'

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish  is seen on the bench prior to kick-off against Stoke.
Image: Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has made eight starts and one sub appearance this season

Jack Grealish will train with Aston Villa's development squad indefinitely after breaching club discipline, according to Sky sources.

The 20-year-old was pictured in a national newspaper on a night out in a Manchester nightclub hours after his side's dismal 4-0 defeat at Everton, and then again on a night out in Birmingham on Sunday.

Grealish was fined by the club earlier this year after he was photographed inhaling nitrous oxide, and pictures emerged on Tuesday of his friends appearing to inhale the gas in his presence at the weekend.

It is understood the youngster has not been fined this time but he has been training with Villa's U21s since Monday.

Villa previously used a member of the coaching staff to check that all members of the squad are present when travelling together, and exceptions were often made for players living within region of the stadium.

But under Garde, who succeeded Tim Sherwood earlier this month, that head count did not happen after the loss at Goodison Park.

Jack Grealish celebrates after helping Aston Villa to victory
Image: Grealish scored in the defeat to Leicester earlier this season

Frenchman Garde warned Grealish last week that he must fight to regain his place at Villa, calling him an "unfinished player".

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"Jack, for me, is a very gifted player with a lot of skill and quality, but what I saw in the last few games he played was not the level he should have played," he said.

"It is as simple as that. He needed more confidence and more structure in his game.

"He was running everywhere and then we tried to work on that. I have to say he has been very good in training these last two weeks. For me he is an unfinished player."

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