Paul McGrath sends Twitter message after Aston Villa beat Nottingham Forest in the Championship

Aston Villa Manager \ Head Coach Dean Smith during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground on March 13, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Aston Villa recorded a valuable victory against Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Wednesday night.

John McGinn of Aston Villa scores a goal to make it 2-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground on March 13, 2019 in Nottingham,...

Paul McGrath hailed John McGinn and Jack Grealish on Twitter after they helped Aston Villa to a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Wednesday night.

Martin O'Neill's side took the lead early in the first half through Jack Colback before John McGinn levelled the scores moments later with a finish at the near post.

The Scotland international, who replaced Glenn Whelan in the starting XI from that win against Birmingham City, doubled Villa's lead with an exquisite long-range effort which was too good for opposition goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon

 

The promotion-chasers then made sure of the points in the second half when Kortney Hause scored from close range following a perfectly weighted set-piece delivery from Conor Hourihane. 

After the match, McGrath sent this message on his personal Twitter account as the club legend was clearly delighted with the win for his former side. 

Last month, after Villa's home defeat to West Brom, many supporters, if not all, had given up on their promotion hopes for the season.

But since the return of star man Grealish, the Midlands outfit have beaten Derby, Birmingham and now Forest as their play-off hopes are well and truly back on. 

They are two points outside of the top-six and they host fifth-placed Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon, with a win ensuring they close the gap on Tony Pulis' men to just one point.  

John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-1 with Jack Grealish during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground...

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