Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish insists it ‘means the world’ to reach the Championship play-off final at Wembley, following their play-off semi-final triumph over Middlesbrough. Speaking to the official club website, the talented 22-year-old acknowledges Fulham offer a stern test, but one they can hopefully pass.

The Solihull-born youngster has impressed in the Sky Bet Championship this season and is one of the major reasons for them reaching the richest game in football at the national stadium. Grealish made 30 appearances, scoring three goals. He’ll be hoping appearance number 31 of the campaign is his most memorable yet.

Grealish, whilst saying reaching the final is great, clearly has bigger ambitions,

“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.”

The Championship play-off final takes place on May 26th, with a 5pm kick off. Fulham have been allocated the East End of the stadium. Ticket prices range from £18 for over 65/16 and under, through to £98 for adults in Category One.

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