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Until it is determined whether Jack Grealish will stay at Villa for the 2021-22 campaign, manager Dean Smith and his squad will remain in a period of uncertainty.

Nevertheless, at a time when the club’s hierarchy expect a minimum of a top-10 finish, Smith must get on with the job of preparing his current crop for the new season.

Ashley Young and Emiliano Buendia are timely additions for different reasons, while Smith will naturally want to give game time to youngsters Carney Chukwuemeka and Louie Barry.

With a second-string friendly at Leamington being postponed, they are likely to be involved on Wednesday night with the likes of Grealish and Emiliano Martinez on their summer break.

As it stands, this is the first of five pre-season fixtures for Villa with games against Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Sevilla all to come by August 7.

From Walsall’s perspective, new head coach Matthew Taylor will view this as another important fixture ahead of the new campaign with 11 new players having arrived at the Banks’s Stadium.

Taylor will be grateful for having the freedom to make widespread changes to a side which only just avoided relegation from League Two last season.

Despite falling to a 1-0 defeat against Palace, Taylor and the club’s supporters will be full of optimism after an encouraging performance against higher-level opposition.

Tyrone MingsDouglas Luiz and Bertrand Traore join Martinez and Grealish in missing the visit to the Saddlers due to their international commitments.

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However, Young and Buendia are expected to feature in a starting lineup featuring both experienced players and some of the club’s starlets.

Taylor will assess the recovery of his Walsall squad after playing in uncomfortable temperatures against Palace at the weekend.

Liam KinsellaZak Mills and Kieran Phillips could all drop down to the substitutes’ bench after completing the 90 minutes.

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