With plenty of justified criticism flying around when it comes to Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce, it’s only fair to point out a success.
Rotherham saw an improved, albeit not perfect, performance and we took all three points to lift ourselves into the Play-Off spots and give a far greater reflection on the Championship table.
Despite woeful draws of late, we are only five points off Leeds United in top spot so there’s some reason to hold onto hope.
One of those reasons is summer arrival John McGinn. A snip from Hibernian at a reported £2.75million as from my memory there’s only been one game where he was below par and I think I only remember that because of the overreaction when it simply looked like a bad day from him amongst ten other bad days.
Thought Hourihane was just as good myself.
— Adz (@AdzW90) September 18, 2018
— Simon Owen (@siowen30) September 18, 2018
— Ryantait (@ryantait11) September 18, 2018
Nyland needs to improve with crosses and his distribution.
Elmohamody played solid.
Jedinak had a blinder.
Chester looked back at his best.
Hourihane/McGinn midfield worked their socks off.
Grealish needs to shoot more.
Abraham and Kodjia looked superb #avfc
— AVFCchats ???????? (@AVFCchats) September 18, 2018
Unpopular opinion but Mcginn makes Grealish look basic, that guy is class x #avfc
— Izzy-allgood (@izzyallgood) September 18, 2018
Still not as good of a performance as we should be putting in. But an improvement on recent games, finally a clean sheet, good to see Bolasie and Abraham getting their first goals. Also, a standard John McGinn is great mention #AVFC pic.twitter.com/KHvtFLiyD1
— Bove (@Bigmattandfries) September 18, 2018
— George Harborne (@gharborne) September 18, 2018
John Mcginn though… ????#avfc
— Phil Rees (@York_Villa) September 18, 2018
He was back to his best on Tuesday evening though and as the above social media comments imply, it’s not our just our Forum who appreciated his efforts on the night.
Amazing what a win can do for confidence and perspective!