Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says the club will “reprimand” the source of a potential leak after news of Jack Grealish’s injury emerged on social media 24 hours before their loss to Leicester report Sky Sports.
“I’ve been made aware that on social media there’d been rumours that he wasn’t going to play,” Smith said.
Grealish didn’t take part in the game as the rumours were true and Villa were beaten 2-1 at home by Brendan Rodgers Leicester City.
Smith went on to say: “If it’s coming out of our training ground then I will find out where that’s coming from and reprimand where it’s coming from. It’s something I wouldn’t be happy with and we’ll get to the bottom of it.”
Villa currently sit in 20th position on 36 points, just four points behind sixth spot Liverpool and a place in the Europa League.
Dean Smiths men will need Grealish at his blistering best if they are to fight off the competition for the coveted European positions.