In THE GENES
Jack Grealish isn’t the first member of his family to have represented England and Aston Villa – his great- great grandfather did the same more than 100 years ago.
Three of his grandparents hail from Ireland, but another strand of his family links back to West Midlander Billy Garraty ( circled), a lethal inside- right who earned one England cap in a 2- 1 victory over Wales at Fratton Park in 1903.
He was the First Division’s top scorer with 27 goals when Aston Villa won the league in 1899- 1900, and went on to make 260 appearances for the club. Garraty also helped them to beat Newcastle 2- 0 in the 1905 FA Cup Final, watched by more than 100,000 supporters at Crystal Palace.