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Souness: McGinn as good for Aston Villa as Grealish

Scottish great Graeme Souness says Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn deserves greater recognition.

The Scottish midfielder had been one of Villa's best players before fracturing his ankle before Christmas, but the coronavirus hiatus has given him the chance to play his part in the remainder of the campaign.

"There is no doubt they missed John McGinn after he fractured his ankle," former Liverpool captain Souness wrote in his column for The Sunday Times.

"A lot of fuss is made of Jack Grealish, but McGinn does a lot of the unseen work, the box-to-box aggression, whereas Grealish attracts more attention because he spends more time running with the ball.

"If McGinn comes back and plays like he did at the start of the season it could help them survive, but they also may find it difficult to hold on to him when the transfer window opens."


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