McGinn: Grealish trains until 6pm!

By Phil Jennings

JOHN McGinn says pal Jack Grealish is one of the hardest working players at the club – and no ‘pop star’.

The Villa midfielder will line up alongside skipper Grealish at Wembley for the Championship Play-off Final against Derby.

And it is a combination that could prove to be a match winner with both players making a huge impact at Villa.

McGinn told Scotland’s Sunday Post: “Everyone looks at Jack and thinks he’s a pop star, who loves a sun-bed and a haircut.

“But what they don’t see is how hard-working he is. Anyone at Villa’s training ground will tell you that he’s the last to leave every day.

“Sometimes he doesn’t walk out of here until 6pm. Playing alongside him, I’ve learned a lot. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s going to the very top of the game.”

But McGinn also says working working with ‘priceless’ coach John Terry has also added to his game this season.

The Chelsea legend has been a first team coach at Villa after his playing days ended at last year’s Play-off Final against Fulham.

McGinn added: “As for John Terry, at first it was strange working with him. I grew up watching him play for Chelsea and England.

“It’s priceless having him over your shoulder, giving you advice and picking you up when you need it.

“He gives you confidence, but he’s just a normal guy.

“The more successful someone is, the more people will have an opinion on them.

“But what they don’t realise is they’re just normal, hard-working people. He wants the best for the boys around him, and I’ve no doubt he’ll be a top manager one day and probably go on to manage Chelsea.”


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