Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn says belief is sky high after victory at Nottingham Forest – with everyone in the squad battling to be involved as we aim for a fantastic finale.
McGinn, who is a Scotland international, was the two-goal hero in a 3-1 victory at the City Ground in an English Football League (EFL) Championship clash.
The influential midfielder stresses that momentum is building – and competition for places is intense – as Dean Smith looks for the perfect formula on a game by game basis to help us move up the Championship table.
“Overall, I am delighted with the team performance. Coming to a place like this and getting three points is massive for us. It carries on that little bit of momentum that we’re gathering," McGinn told the club's official website.
“Look at our bench at the City Ground. It was really strong. Henri will hopefully be back soon, Axel too. That goes to show the strength in depth that we have – and also how unlucky we have been with injuries and suspensions.
“Aston Villa should have that strength in depth and it’s starting to show now.
“There’s competition for places. Everyone is working that little bit harder and we’re starting to look like a real team again so hopefully we can carry it on and keep sending the fans home happy.”
On Middlesbrough this weekend as we look for four victories on the spin, he added: “It’s huge. It’s about carrying on that momentum -, especially at Villa Park.
“The record there has been pretty good this season. Middlesbrough have had a couple of poor results so hopefully, we can capitalise on it. But it’s about keeping our feet on the ground and taking it a game at a time.”