Grealish: ‘I truly believe in this..’

By Graham Hill

JACK Grealish will go to Wembley believing Aston Villa are heading for promotion.

The Villa skipper knows his team will have to play better than they did in the two legs against West Brom if they are to win the Play-off final.

But he believes Villa’s dramatic penalty shoot-out win at The Hawthorns has set them up for a return to the Premier League.

Grealish knows Leeds or Derby will be in their way – but he says Villa have what it takes to make to make up for last year’s final defeat at the hands of Fulham.

The Villa captain told Sky Sports: “There’s no point in getting to Wembley and falling at the final hurdle again, not with the form we’ve been showing.

“I truly believe we can get promoted. Fingers crossed.”

But Grealish disagreed that Villa will be using the experience of their Wembley heartache 12 months ago to try and go one better this time.

He says this year’s Villa have a different look to them.

Grealish added: “Last year’s team was more experienced, this time we’ve got younger players and we’re all very hungry.”

“Credit to West Brom, they were brilliant when they went down to 10 men.

“I haven’t got a preference between Leeds or Derby for the final, both have young, energetic teams like us. Anyone we play will be tough but we’re ready to go for it.”

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