Aston Villa: Dinnery gives injury verdicts on McGinn & Digne
Sky Sports contributor and injury expert Ben Dinnery has given his verdict on the injuries to Aston Villa players John McGinn and Lucas Digne.
The Lowdown: Injury woes
Unai Emery’s side have been without the duo in recent times. Indeed, McGinn suffered a hamstring injury and hasn’t been seen on the pitch since new year’s day.
As for Digne, he’s had an issue with his shoulder since mid-January and he missed Villa’s last Premier League match against Southampton near the end of last month.
However, the duo appear to be making good progress according to the latest update provided by Dinnery.
The Latest: Back in full training
Dinnery said that both players were back in full training with the Aston Villa squad and gave his verdict on their availability for their clash with Leicester City when talking to Premier FPL Injuries.
He stated (9:30), “Generally good news from the Villa camp. We have confirmation that John McGinn, hamstring and also Lucas Digne, that worrisome shoulder problem picked up a few weeks back.
“They’ve both been involved in full training. I think it’s maybe it’s a little bit too early just in terms of John McGinn.”
The Verdict: A boost and an uncertainty
We believe that McGinn’s return will be a boost for the Villains, but Digne’s future potentially looks in doubt.
The Scottish midfielder is someone who has made a lot of appearances for Villa during his time at the club and is one of few traditional central midfielders in their squad, in our view, he can offer a lot to Unai Emery.
He was linked with a move to Manchester United in 2021 and Sky Sports’ Kevin Campbell has described McGinn as ‘exceptional’ and ‘priceless’ to the club when talking to Football Insider.
As for Digne, we believe his time with Villa could be reaching its conclusion despite the fact he joined the club just over a year ago.
Our thinking is that Aston Villa have a new left-back in the form of Alex Moreno and he will be selected over the Frenchman.
A recent report from The Daily Mail certainly suggests that Emery has been unimpressed with Dinge since he took charge at Villa Park.