Aston Villa ace John McGinn says he misses former side Hibernian

John McGinn of Aston Villa before the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and  Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on December 07, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

In-form McGinn joined Villa in the summer from Hibs.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

John McGinn has been quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News as saying that he misses Hibernian, after leaving Easter Road to join English Championship side Aston Villa in the summer.

The 24-year-old has already endeared himself to the Villa faithful, scoring two goals and creating four more in 18 league and cup appearances for the Midlands outfit.

Fans have been delighted with the midfielder's all-round style of play, his hard-working attitude and ability when it comes to both defending in his own half and attacking an opponent's goal.

 

McGinn almost joined Celtic in the summer before choosing Villa, but spoke of how he missed Neil Lennon's side on Sky Sports during Sky Sports' coverage of Celtic's 2-0 defeat to Hibs.

“It’s nice to come back and see a few new faces, well especially the old faces that I’ve missed,” McGinn said. “It’s a place that is special in my heart and it’s good to be back.

“The Villa boys will not be shy in telling me that I talk about Hibs all the time. I loved my time here, it was a special three seasons so I have a lot to be thankful for from my time here."

John McGinn of Aston Villa at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Aston Villa at Pride Park Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Derby, England.

McGinn clocked up 136 appearances in all competitions for Hibs after joining the club from St. Mirren in the summer of 2015. He eventually left to join Villa for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.7million (Times).

The defeat for Celtic - or indeed the win for Hibs - has seen Rangers climb to the top of the Scottish Premiership. Meanwhile, Villa's failure to beat Stoke City at home on Saturday sees them remain in eighth - with McGinn injured.

24th January 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus Hibernian; Hibernian's John McGinn and Dundees A-Jay Leitch-Smith

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