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Aston Villa midfielder McGinn: We were right to celebrate staying up

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has defended their celebrations after staying up last season.

He says that narrow escape marked ground zero for the club who spent £140million last year — and who plan to spend another £100m this summer.

McGinn told The Sun: “Last season was a massive crossroads.

“People accused us of over-celebrating. But everyone knows relegation would have been catastrophic.

“I've won cups and trophies with St Mirren and Hibs. I scored the winner at Wembley in the Championship play-off final — the feeling is pure euphoria.

“Surviving is very different. I was relegated with St Mirren so I know the effect it has, especially on the staff behind the scenes.

“There are cuts after relegation and people lose their jobs.

“It would have happened on a much larger scale at Aston Villa."

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