Sir Kenny Dalglish has praised Scotland international and Aston Villa man John McGinn.

The midfielder has been highlighted by the Premier League legend after an excellent start to the season both internationally and domestically.

McGinn is thriving at Villa Park. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Dalglish has been impressed with how the Villa battler is continuously upping the gears, saying McGinn is proof that Scotland have decent players.

He wrote in his Sunday Post column (sport, page 11, 01/12/19): “John McGinn, meanwhile, just improves with every game I see him in the EPL. He has become an influential figure for Aston Villa.


“We do have some very talented footballers. That makes me feel we can qualify to end our years in the international wilderness.”

Attacking switch helping McGinn

This season has saw McGinn play 14 Premier League games, scoring three times and notching two assists. A move to a more advanced role in Dean Smith’s system has allowed him to become more of an attacking midfielder.

Attacking prowess. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Before this season McGinn was more box to box, pressing and hassling the opposition at every turn. Whilst he’s still doing that this term, his attacking runs from the engine room are his main focus now.

Scotland are reaping the benefits of this too. He’s scored six in his last four games for his nation as McGinn looks set to become a focal point for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs.

He’s certainly caught the eye of Premier League legend Dalglish anyway.

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