Tobight will see Aston Villa make the trip south to London as they take on QPR in the first Championship clash of the weekend. The Villains will be keen to see their side bounce back after losing to Norwich in the week and with the returning John McGinn, they should be able to do that.
Press Conference: Dean Smith on @JMcGinn7 return – “He’s back after five yellows. I’d suggest most of those will have been for over exuberance. He’s a high energy player – and a good player. We welcome him back”#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/czHE3bqVry
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) 25 October 2018
Since signing from Hibs in the summer, John McGinn has shown that he’s more than capable of bossing the Championship, as well as the Scottish Premier League. The Scottish midfielder is undoubtedly one of Villa’s best players and when he was absent for the game at Norwich through suspension it was clear as anything that The Villains missed his work rate and huge presence in the middle of the park.
With QPR on a good run of form, Dean Smith’s side will have to be well drilled and well organised in defence and sharp in attack if they are to get anything from the clash. However, when they’ve got the 24-year-old dynamo in midfield getting both up and down to help his side at both ends, the players around him are able to be more creative and do more to help the side.
You can read The Villa Park faithful’s verdict on McGinn here:
Like another no7, Paul Birch, McGinn is a joy to watch in a Villa shirt
— Percy Sparrow (@SparrowPercy) October 25, 2018
With him in that midfield we probably would have come away with something. He's the key player to playing out from the back.. can turn defenders and spread the ball
— y (@yeezysmpc) October 25, 2018
Main man in our midfield, as far as I’m concerned. His energy, determination and quality should make him first on the team sheet. Kudos to SB.
— RusHeffect (@RusHeffect) October 25, 2018
Me at QPR tomorrow watching super John mcginn no adomah too thank the Lord after recent shambles pic.twitter.com/W6X5XylTyd
— Naomi Sneade (@iamsneade) 25 October 2018
Don’t panic!! Super John McGinn’s back!!
— Mikey (@mckinnon410) 25 October 2018
Bjarnason and McGinn must start against QPR so important to the team
— BB (@BeastlyBirkir) October 24, 2018
Woeful. Last night I watched a Villa player lose the ball then make no effort to get it back. He just stood there. Unlike McGinn who would have chased them down and won it back.
— Ann 007 (@AnneLou007) October 24, 2018
The Villains are delighted to have McGinn back in the side and will be confident of a win if he can get going.