Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn showed once again he is a man to be built around as he impressed fans during a 2-1 Scotland win over Cyprus.

Whilst the games as Euro 2020 qualifiers were pointless in terms of qualification, they were a chance for players to stake their claim for a spot in Steve Clarke’s starting XI with the Euro play-offs coming up next year.

Clarke is looking for his strongest XI. (Photo by Joosep Martinson – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Ryan Christie scored Scotland’s first with a brilliant strike. The Cypriots hit back though in the second half through Georgios Efrem before McGinn had the final say.

He netted the Scotland winner to secure a second victory on the bounce for Clarke. It was also the Villa man’s fourth goal in two Scots games, having netted a hat-trick against San Marino.


It’s hard to picture this Scotland team without McGinn. His energy and drive from midfield really gets this team motoring and he’s also starting to add quality in the final third.

Impressing for both club and country. (Photo by Paul Harding – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Some fans have expressed their delight with McGinn after another stellar Scotland performance.

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