Newcastle manager Steve Bruce was left to rue “two pieces of magic” from Conor Hourihane as his return to Aston Villa turned sour.
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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce’s maiden return to former club Aston Villa ended in a wretched 2-0 Premier League defeat.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is convinced Jack Grealish will eventually earn an England call-up after speaking with his captain “at length” about failing to so far make the squad.
Dean Smith believes Steve Bruce deserves respect when he returns to Aston Villa on Monday after ending his days at the club with a cabbage being thrown at him and the sack.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has warned circling clubs to forget about trying to poach Jack Grealish and John McGinn when the January transfer window opens.
Jack Grealish is set to skipper the Aston Villa side in their Premier League home clash with Newcastle on Monday after four weeks out with a calf injury.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce believes his side’s season could be defined by this calendar year’s remaining fixtures.