John McGinn. He can play a little bit.

The 24-year-old followed his brace against Nottingham Forest during the week by scoring once in Aston Villa’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.

Villa signed the midfielder from Hibernian last summer and he has proved to be outstanding in the second tier of English football.

According to WhoScored, as well as scoring and assisting Anwar El-Ghazi at Boro, McGinn had four shots, three dribbles and boasted a pass success rate of 90%.

As expected, the Villa supporters were absolutely delighted with what they saw from the 13-time Scotland international on the afternoon and many took to social media to lavish praise on him.

Villa are now sixth in the Championship following an excellent run of form and if McGinn continues to produce then Dean Smith’s side will certainly take some stopping.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa fans can be seen below:


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Matt Law