Manager Steve Bruce confirmed following the Reading tie at the weekend that Aston Villa duo Jack Grealish and John McGinn had both picked up concerns in the game and could potentially be doubtful for Tuesday evening’s EFL Cup clash against Burton Albion.
22-year-old Grealish was replaced at the halftime break by Conor Hourihane owing to a dead leg according to Bruce as he spoke to the Official Site for his post game press conference.
23-year-old McGinn did finish the match but he took a knock to his knee.
Bruce was quoted as saying.
“He’s got a dead leg – and a nasty one at that. John McGinn has taken a knock to his knee as well, so that’s a bit of a worry. We’ll see how they are tomorrow.”
With both having been assessed on Sunday, hopefully, the prognosis is good given their form so far this year for us and McGinn won’t want an interruption given how he’s taken to life at the club following his arrival the other week from Hibernian.
If neither issue remains too serious, they’ll no doubt be looked at again on Monday but that’ll be a big update fans are looking for when Bruce meets the media again to discuss the midweek action.