Jack Grealish finally gets new boots after ditching ‘lucky’ play-off final pair – The Sun

JACK GREALISH has finally unveiled his new football boots after ditching the "lucky" pair he wore in the Championship play-off final.

The Aston Villa captain led his team to victory over Derby in May but made just as many headlines for the battered cleats he wore at Wembley.

The 23-year-old has now been pictured sporting a clean pair of Nike Tiempo's after returning for pre-season with Dean Smith's side.

Grealish first donned the black and white patterned boots at Villa's training camp in the USA before showcasing them on these shores.

The new cleats seem to be bringing the England star the same amount of luck after he scored in the 3-0 win over Minnesota United, and featured in the 1-0 triumph over Shrewsbury Town.

Grealish was told he might need new boots for next season after stunning fans with his worse-for-wear pair following Villa's promotion to the Premier League.

His Nikes – Hypervenom Phantom IIIs, which cost £240 new – looked almost completely ruined and his toes were on the verge of completely breaking through the left boot.

Much of the outer layer was long gone with the inner sock on show – but Grealish persisted with the boots after his superb run of form.

He explained: "Well I came back from injury and obviously these were like this one [showing his less-battered right boot].

"They were brand new and then I got a few goals, a few assists.

"I thought these were my lucky boots so I've had to keep them."

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