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Aston Villa midfielder Grealish dropped for Watford game

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been dropped for Saturday's Premier League match against Watford, according to manager Remi Garde.

A national newspaper back page on Tuesday showed a picture of Grealish in high spirits on a night out after his side's 4-0 defeat against Everton.

Question marks have been raised over Grealish's behaviour. Credit: PA

Grealish has since been training with the Villa under-21 side and will continue to do so, Garde said at this morning's press conference.

"He won't be included in the squad for Watford," said Garde.

"(His actions) are not of the professional standard that I expect from my players. That is why Jack is training in the under-21 team."

Ex-Villa manager Paul Lambert takes charge at Blackburn Rovers

Paul Lambert has been named the new manager of Blackburn Rovers Credit: Blacburn Rovers Football Club official Twitter accout

Blackburn Rovers have announced that Paul Lambert has been appointed as the club's new manager.

The former Aston Villa boss will be joined at Ewood Park by ex-Rovers player and youth team coach Alan Irvine as his assistant.

Rovers’ former head of youth coaching Rob Kelly and goalkeeping coach Laurence Batty will also be part of the new-look backroom team.

The new manager will be presented to the media on Monday.


Aston Villa remain bottom after Tottenham defeat

Aston Villa remain at the bottom of the Premier League table after a 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane celebrates Spurs' third goal Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

They got off to the worst possible start, with Mousa Dembele slotting in after two minutes.

The lead was doubled on the stroke of half time through Dele Alli, with Remi Garde looking on unimpressed.

Jordan Ayew gets Villa's goal Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He will have been encouraged by Villa's battling second half performance, and they reduced the deficit through Jordan Ayew.

But Harry Kane restored the two-goal lead for Spurs in the dying minutes.

Awful start for Aston Villa in front of new manager

Rémi Garde has a huge task at hand to keep Villa in the Premier League Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Aston Villa have made an awful start to their Premier League match at Tottenham, in front of the onlooking Rémi Garde, who was appointed today.

Mousa Dembele fired in after two minutes to put Spurs in front, and the lead was doubled by Dele Alli on the stroke of half time.

Mousa Dembele celebrates giving Spurs the lead Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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