Hibernian’s Stephen McGinn has disclosed that he didn’t expect to be given the chance to complete an unlikely goal trilogy.

McGinn moved from St Mirren to Hibernian in the close season on a one-year contract, following in the footsteps of his brothers John and Paul, who have played for both clubs.

McGinn scored his first goal for Hibernian in the recent 3-0 win over Motherwell, which meant that he and his brothers have each scored a goal for both St Mirren and Hibernian.

Thought he would end career in Paisley

The player has admitted that he didn’t expect to join Hibernian, and he thought he would end his career in Paisley.

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Stephen McGinn celebrates scoring his first Hibernian goal (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)


“I generally thought I’d probably play out my career at St Mirren. So, loving the new challenge. I’ve not scored a lot of goals in my career, I’m wary that every time I score from now on it might be my last ever goal. I enjoyed it on Saturday night.

“So thankful”

“It’s not until the texts and tweets came in about all three of us scoring for St Mirren and Hibs, probably sinks in a wee bit about what we’re achieving as brothers, so thankful that I’ve actually managed to get that goal and complete that trilogy” he said.

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Stephen McGinn and his brothers John and Paul have scored for both Hibernian and St Mirren (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McGinn also disclosed that he has been helping manager Jack Ross out on the coaching side of things at the club.

“Jack trusts me in terms of helping out with other things, we’ve lost a lot of staff members, so if we’re needing someone to help with the shooting or just generally help out with the manager, be available for him, for anything that he needs.”

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