Newly topped Aston Villa captain John McGinn has named Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings as two of the largest influences in serving to him earn the armband at Villa Park after being unveiled as captain over the summer time months.
New boss Steven Gerrard inherited a squad that noticed Mings because the group’s skipper beneath Dean Smith, and that continued till the top of final season as they scraped to a 14th-placed end beneath the Liverpool hero.
However radical adjustments had been made on the finish of July with McGinn as a substitute changing into the person with the armband and Emiliano Martinez as vice-captain, leaving Mings at the hours of darkness.
McGinn, nevertheless, had taken the position in his stride and has detailed Steven Gerrard’s recommendation, with the supervisor telling him to proceed being himself.
However McGinn additionally described the assistance Grealish and Mings gave him within the years constructing as much as incomes the armband.
“I really feel settled right here and I really feel lucky. After I joined, I sat subsequent to a tremendous captain in James Chester who I realized rather a lot from. He wasn’t a shouter, he didn’t must shout as a result of he was so properly revered,” McGinn instructed talkSPORT.
“He led by instance in the best way he simply went about every day, the best way he handled individuals. So I realized rather a lot from that. I realized rather a lot from Jack [Grealish] simply taking part in his personal recreation and taking video games by the scruff of the neck after which Tyrone [Mings] along with his management abilities. The three of them have given me a lot recommendation. I‘ve spoken to all three.
“It’s vital to be myself and take a bit of bit out of everybody. However I’m not going to begin altering, the supervisor did point out that.
“He stated ‘There’s a motive why I’ve given you the accountability and that’s to be your self, don’t change, don’t assume you must begin doing motivational speeches’, which isn’t me anyway.”