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Jack Grealish has the same appetite as Dennis Mortimer

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Jack Grealish has the same appetite as Dennis Mortimer

Jack Grealish has been included in the BBC Sport Team of the Week, earning comparisons in the process with European Cup winning skipper Dennis Mortimer.

Grealish was in fantastic form as we defeated Norwich City 5-1 at Carrow Road.

And Garth Crooks praised the skipper for his performance.

He said: “It has not been an easy journey for Jack Grealish over the years but he seems to have found his destination. 

“To captain Aston Villa in the Premier League is no mean feat. Villa are a big club.

“Grealish was outstanding away at Crystal Palace and he led his team to victory against a Norwich team that was demolished by a rampant Villa. 

“I have not seen a Villa captain with such an appetite for the game since Dennis Mortimer, who played for the club between 1975-85 and skippered them to the 1982 European Cup.”

There were four other former claret and blue stars in this week’s team – Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Adama Traore (Wolves), James Milner (Liverpool) and Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace).

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Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 7th October 2019