John McGinn says Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish Championship’s best player

John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates his goal with Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on March 16, 2019...

John McGinn has spoken highly of his Aston Villa teammate Jack Grealish.

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...

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has told The Birmingham Mail that his teammate Jack Grealish is the best player in the Championship.

McGinn - who joined Villa from Hibernian in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by The Times to be worth £2.75 million plus add-ons - has hailed Grealish - who can operate as a winger or as an attacking midfielder - for the Villans’ recent run of form.

McGinn told The Birmingham Mail: “Jack is the best player in the league and there is no doubt he has inspired the run we are on. In his absence the confidence he has given the rest of the lads has carried on.”

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Grealish has made 28 appearances in the Championship for Villa so far this season, scoring five goals and providing five assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

John McGinn of Aston Villa in action with team mate Jack Grealish during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on September 14, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

During the 2017-18 campaign, the 23-year-old has made 22 starts and eight substitute appearances in the Championship for the Villans, scoring three goals and providing six assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Villa are fifth in the Championship table at the moment with 69 points from 42 matches, and Dean Smith’s side look set to clinch a spot in the playoffs.

The Villans will be confident of winning promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Aston Villa at the New York Stadium on April 10, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

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