Jack Grealish is calling on Aston Villa’s board to back manager Dean Smith in this month’s transfer window in order to give his side the additional help they currently need.
Villa dropped into the relegation zone on Sunday after being crushed 6-1 at home by Manchester City.
Smith’s side has been hit with a host of injuries in the last couple of weeks and Grealish is hoping his side will be active in this month’s window – but understands the club will be careful about who they potentially bring in.
“Yeah definitely. I think everyone in the club knows that,” Grealish replied when asked post-match by Sky Sports whether his side needed to recruit this month.
“But I don’t think they just want to go out and buy any random person just to make up the numbers.
“They want to make sure it is the right person, the right striker, the right winger, whoever they are looking for.
Before the midfielder added: “Man City are a brilliant side, as we just witnessed. Still, our performance was nowhere near good enough.
“There was a lot of belief. They’ve gone to Wolves and gone to Norwich and got beaten, so we thought today we could cause them problems, but I don’t think as a team we got on the ball enough, wanted the ball enough, moved to get the ball enough. They’ve done everything that we didn’t really, that’s why they’ve won 6-1.
“We’ll have a look during the week, do a debrief of the game and then we’ll see what the problems are together.”