The Lowdown: McGinn takes captaincy
During the summer, former Villa manager Steven Gerrard took the decision to strip Tyrone Mings of the captaincy, handing it to John McGinn instead.
In truth, neither have been at their best so far this season, with the decision arguably not having a positive impact on either individual at Villa Park.
With Emery now in charge of the Villans, there is the potential for him to make his own decision over who his captain will be moving forward, but McGinn will continue as club captain for the time being.
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Taking to Twitter, however, Preece claimed that nothing will change regarding the current situation:
“Unai Emery not going to change #avfc captaincy, not yet anyway.”
The Verdict: Makes complete sense
This is a decision that makes total sense, with another swift change over the captaincy threatening to create an unstable situation so soon after Gerrard’s departure.
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McGinn is a natural leader, so there should be no controversy surrounding him in the role, although his form could certainly do with improving as the season progresses.
As for Mings, the hope is that his demotion as Villa skipper continues to act as motivation for finding his top level again, potentially regaining the captaincy further down the line.