McGinn is certainly an unusual player, especially for the central midfield role. His attributes work well for how Villa look to play, while his lack of passing reflects his team’s overall style. He’s extremely effective for Dean Smith’s team and, for now, he is Aston Villa’s key man and the player who most embodies what they are trying to achieve.November 27, 2019
While not setting the division alight, newly promoted Aston Villa have looked generally solid, achieving results against other lower half of the table sides like Everton and Norwich. Crucial to this has been the form of John McGinn, surely Villa’s outstanding player so far this term; it’s no surprise to see the Scottish midfielder linked with moves away from the club, but what exactly does McGinn do for Dean Smith’s side?