Aston Villa are flying high at the moment, having won eight games on the bounce in a tremendous run for Dean Smith and his side.
However, with the play-offs very much in their sight, there are fears over John McGinn with a possible suspension looming for the midfielder.
— villareport (@villareport) April 14, 2019
At the moment, the Scot is currently on 13 yellow cards, meaning that two more and he’d face a three-game suspension, potentially missing the entirety of the play-offs.
Given the standard of his performances this season, it would be a huge blow to lose him for the play-offs and Villa fans think as much, with a host of fans wanting him to be rested until the season’s end if he picks up a 14th booking. It led one supporter to claim it was an easy solution.
With Henri Lansbury recently returning from injury, one individual urged him to play instead of McGinn.
Villa would be at a serious disadvantage, therefore, if he was to pick up two more bookings in the remaining four matches.
Here’s the best of the discussion from Twitter.
Rest him the next 2 and get Lansbury in
— DEANO⛄️ (@DeanBroco) April 14, 2019
Win the next two, confirm our play off spot and then rest him for the nothing games against Leeds and Norwich is surely the best idea?
— Jack (@JackWillis54) April 14, 2019
Thing is it’s an easy solution the min he gets his next yellow take him off and thats it till playoffs
— Pete (@0674pete) April 14, 2019
Play him until he gets booking 14. Then rest till the playoffs but we need to make sure we are in them first.
— Ady Milne (@mooseavfc) April 14, 2019
Rest him till the last game of the season
— PRG-AVFC (@PaulRG14) April 14, 2019
So we basically play him in every game until he gets a yellow then he’s rested till the play offs
— Phil (@DemonDays87) April 14, 2019