McGinn: We might need 12 wins!

By Graham Hill

JOHN McGinn says Villa could need an unprecedented TWELVE wins in a row to make sure of their place in the play-offs after beating top six rivals Bristol City.

They could be two victories away from making sure of a Wembley bid that looked unlikely just six weeks ago.

It is their best run since 1975 and a ninth win at Bolton on Friday would equal the club record of nine wins set 109 years ago.

But Villa’s final two games are against automatic promotion candidates Leeds and Norwich.

And McGinn says Villa cannot afford to relax until the Championship season is over.

Tammy Abraham scored from the spot – for his 24th goal of the season – and Conor Hourihane made it two before Famara Diedhiou pulled one back for Lee Johnson’s side.

McGinn added: “It’s too hard to predict. The league is mental at the moment and we’re just focusing getting the victory at Bolton.

“But if we can get all four wins that would be great.

“It’s a big opportunity.

“If we get the three points at Bolton we’ll be in pole position.

“The style of play the manager has suits a lot of the players and it suits the supporters watching it.”

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