Date: 28th April 2021 at 10:15am
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Villa journalist Ashley Preece has been sharing his thoughts on Villa midfielder John McGinn and his form this season. 

This comes after Preece made an appearance on a recent episode of the Birmingham Mail’s Claret & Blue Podcast where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning Dean Smith’s side.

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On the subject of McGinn and his run of form this season, Preece had this to say on the matter. (17.13)

He said: “Regarding McGinn’s form, a bit hit or miss.

“I mean, he’s unreal for Scotland, banging them in for Scotland and took his well against , but I want a bit more from him. We’re not seeing him take a game by the scruff of the neck.

“I think McGinn needs to improve for next season for sure, because his place, although at the minute is pretty much nailed on, I think it won’t be next season.”

Villa signed McGinn back in the summer transfer window from Scottish club Hibernian for a fee of £2.79 million.

Since then, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £25.2 million, has gone on to make 104 appearances for the Midlands club across all competitions in which he has racked up a total of 12 goals and provided 19 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Ashley Preece’s comments on McGinn and his form for Villa this season…

Despite McGinn having started 31 games for Villa in the Premier this season, making him a fairly regular figure in the as Preece mentioned in the podcast, the fact that the midfield man has gone through long periods this season without scoring a goal or providing an assist shows just why Preece thinks his place in the team could be in jeopardy next season.

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McGinn managed to score one goal and provide four assists during Villa’s opening five league games of the season, if he can end the campaign in a similar fashion, this should put to bed any doubts over his form or place in the team moving forward.

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