John McGinn names two biggest influences after earning captaincy

Newly crowned Aston Villa captain John McGinn has named Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings as two of the biggest influences in helping him earn the armband at Villa Park after being unveiled as captain over the summer months.

New boss Steven Gerrard inherited a squad that saw Mings as the group’s skipper under Dean Smith, and that continued until the end of last season as they scraped to a 14th-placed finish under the Liverpool hero.

But radical changes were made at the end of July with McGinn instead becoming the man with the armband and Emiliano Martinez as vice-captain, leaving Mings in…


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