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Jack Grealish. Picture credit: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jack Grealish. Picture credit: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jack Grealish. Picture credit: David Rogers/Getty Images

NOTTS COUNTY have called for protection for their on-loan Irish star Jack Grealish (right) after the U21 cap was "kicked from pillar to post" in recent games.

The teenager has made a big impact with the Magpies since his move on loan from Aston Villa, but County manager Shaun Derry feels that Grealish is being singled out for rough treatment by opposing defenders.

"When you have a talented player like Jack, as an opposition manager, of course you want to be aware of what his abilities are. But it just grates me when you see players isolated for that type of treatment and at such a young age," said Derry after Grealish was on the receiving end of a nasty tackle in their weekend win over Stevenage.

"We are fortunate to have him here, so let's not kick him off the park. It's happening too often and I thought Saturday was not far from a disgrace.

"But Jack is going to have to find a formula in his own style of play to adapt to certain situations.

"He has been kicked from pillar to post in the last three games and we are here to help him. Hopefully so will the officials."


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