Aston Villa's John McGinn makes claim about Leeds United and Derby County

New signing John McGinn of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 08, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United and Derby County will meet at Elland Road later this evening, with the winners set to face Aston Villa.

John McGinn of Aston Villa and Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion     during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final first leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at...

Aston Villa’s John McGinn has started a war of words with Leeds United and Derby County already, ahead of the play-off final, with his comments on Sky Sports.

Villa await the victors of Leeds United’s clash with Derby at Elland Road tonight in two weekends’ time at Wembley.

And McGinn insists that both Leeds and Derby will be fearful of playing against his side now.

 

“I just think you see the potential of the club. Everyone knows the size and stature of the place and I think it'd be a great addition to the PL,” he said, during Sky's live coverage of the play-offs.

“It'll be a very tough game coming up, whoever it is Leeds or Derby. I think they both won't look forward to playing us, that's for sure. We're really looking forward to it.”

John McGinn for Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on April 13, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds hold the upper hand in the battle to make Wembley, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side hold a 1-0 lead after the first-leg.

Leeds went to Derby and won at the weekend thanks to a goal from Kemar Roofe.

Villa, meanwhile, made it through on spot kicks against West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

McGinn, who only joined Villa for £3 million (Herald Scotland) in the summer, playing a starring role as Villa booked their place in the final.

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

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