Despite the weekend’s disappointment as Aston Villa fell to defeat in the EFL Cup Final against Manchester City, we simply have to regroup quickly as Premier League survival is in our hands and with eleven games remaining in the 2019/20 campaign, it’s been claimed that we will soon see John McGinn back in action and everyone knows the boost that will give us.
25-year-old McGinn has been missing since mid-December after picking up a fractured ankle in our defeat to Southampton back ahead of Christmas, and most were hopeful that we’d welcome him back to the fray as we hit March and if The Telegraph are right, he’ll be back for the clash against former manager Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United side.
When Will McGinn Return?
With the Scottish international now back in light training, it’s just a question of fitness and if there’s one thing we know about Meatball, he’ll be back as soon as he can be now and with Newcastle named as a potential return date, plenty of fans expect him to be back before then. Leicester City would obviously be a stretch too far, but Chelsea could be a different question.
Nah before that I reckon
— PRICEY (@Danielp39528504) March 2, 2020
Won't be surprised if he is on the bench for Chelsea
— Captain Jack. (@CJ7891234) March 2, 2020
Give him a banned substance, get him back quick and take the fine when it comes imo pic.twitter.com/itUqK1DNRg
— Kieran (@astonkieran1874) March 2, 2020
Hurry up mcginn
— Robbie Whelan (@RobbieWhelan3) March 2, 2020
Just got my tkts for Newcastle today! What a bonus if Ginny returns, although sooner would be better!
— Robert Hardy (@robert_p_hardy) March 3, 2020
On the bench against Chelsea?
— john sweeney (@melton119) March 3, 2020
Is he our Jack of last season? Hope so!
— floozy c (@floozyc) March 3, 2020
Head coach Dean Smith was briefly quoted as saying.
“He just wants to get playing and I can just tell from his body language, and when I speak to him, how disappointed he is not to be involved.”
With survival still in our own hands, if McGinn can quickly find his form, he’ll be a massive boost for us.