The wait goes on for Aston Villa’s John McGinn to return to action. His last game for the Premier League was on the 1st of January. He was unfortunate to be on the losing side in a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Since then, the Scotland international and the rest of his teammates have not been playing football. Like so many of the clubs in Britain, Villa are having to deal with a Covid-19 epidemic.

Youth players had to face Liverpool

Most of Villa’s first team currently self-isolating. That meant that when they took on Liverpool in the FA Cup last week they had to play their youth team.

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John McGinn of Aston Villa in action against Manchester United (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

As it stands, the wait for McGinn and company’s return goes on, as earlier today it was confirmed (BBC Sport) that Villa’s game against Everton which was meant to be played this Sunday has been cancelled.

Villa’s training ground is currently closed and players and staff are still self-isolating. A previous game against Tottenham was postponed due to the epidemic, and now the Everton game has to be rescheduled.

Due to be in action next midweek

McGinn’s team are due to play against Manchester City next Wednesday. However, at the moment there has to be a question about the game going ahead.

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John McGinn of Aston Villa in action against Chelsea (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

It must be frustrating for McGinn and the rest of his Villa teammates. They have been enjoying a good season so far, and are challenging for a European spot. However, circumstances have forced the players to be out of action for what will be more than three weeks.

Hopefully the players, including McGinn get the all-clear to return to training soon and prepare to get back out on the pitch.

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