John McGinn was the big winner during Aston Villa’s end-of-season bash as he was named Players’ and Supporters Player of the Year.
Added with that, teenager Jacob Ramsey was named Academy Player of the Year following his rise from the Under-18’s to earning his senior debut in February.
Villa confirmed on their official website who the big winners were on the night, with Jack Grealish’s goal against Rotherham being voted Goal of the Season.
McGinn picking up the two main prizes won’t surprise many inside Villa Park, in fact, no-one will be surprised because the impact he has had on this team has been remarkable.
The Scotland international was signed by Villa in the summer from Hibernian and he joined the Midlands outfit as a relatively unknown figure.
But his qualities soon became apparent and it wasn’t long before he was lifting up the supporters from their seats with either a drive from midfield or a spectacular strike from outside of the area.
Throughout the season, amid Villa’s inconsistencies, McGinn has remained that constant performer in that team and has at times dragged his team over the line.
His willingness to win the ball, protect the ball and drive at opposition defences is there for all to see and his work rate is not matched by many in the second tier of English football.