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Grealish optimistic over promotion

16th May 2018, 15:34 by Bobbie Jackson

Jack Grealish believes Aston Villa have a great chance of returning to the Premier League after sealing a place in the play-off final.

The Villans are looking to return to the Premier League after two seasons in the second-tier of English football following their semi-final triumph over Middlesbrough.

Steve Bruce's men claimed a 1-0 victory in the first-leg tie at the Riverside before completing the job on home soil courtesy of a goalless draw.

Fulham, who defeated Derby, will line up against Villa at Wembley for the showpiece event on May 26, and Grealish has talked up his side's chances of a Premier League return.

Grealish told the club's official website: "It really means the world to me to help get this team to Wembley.

"I thought we fought hard in this one. We always knew it was going to be a hard game – coming back to Villa Park with a 1-0 lead. But we did really well. Now we're looking forward to the final.

"It's going to be a tough game, of course. We have played Fulham twice this season – we've won one and lost one. It's all to play for.

"It's a one-off game, winner takes all. I look at our team and I believe we have the quality to go on and win it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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