Steve Bruce raves about new Aston Villa signing John McGinn's performance

Steve Bruce the Aston Villa manage before the Sky Bet Championship  match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull, England.

The Aston Villa new-boy showed his quality against Wigan Athletic yesterday.

Steve Bruce the Aston Villa manager during the Sky Bet Championship  match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull, England.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce spoke to reporters after his side's dramatic late victory over Wigan Athletic yesterday, and raved about the quality of summer signing John McGinn, suggesting that the Scotland international will become a real crowd favourite at Villa Park, as quoted by the club's official website.

Villa brought the 23-year-old into the club from Hibernian earlier this week, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £2.75 million, and many are backing him to take the Championship by storm this season.

 

Many thought that the Scot was being brought in to fill jack Grealish's shoes, with the 22-year-old being heavily linked with an exit from Villa Park, but the two players proved yesterday that they are more than capable of playing together.

Bruce raved about the quality of McGinn, when speaking to reporters after yesterday's game, suggesting that signing him would not have been possible three weeks ago, as quoted by the club's official website:

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

"Three weeks ago we couldn't have bought him – it's as simple as that. But the owners have given us the impetus and backed me to go out and get some younger, fresher players like him. That's what we're now looking for. He's had a terrific debut. I said on Friday he'd be a crowd favourite. I think he was today."

McGinn will be looking to continue his fine form when Villa head to Yeovil for the Carabao Cup clash on Tuesday night.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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