Aston Villa have appointed John McGinn as vice-captain, with the St Mirren academy graduate’s stock continuing to rise at the English Premier League club.

The midfielder has been at Aston Villa since a 2018 transfer from Scottish Premiership side Hibs. McGinn started his career at St Mirren and won the Scottish League Cup with the Paisley outfit. He has since gone on to establish himself as a senior figure in the Scotland national team.

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Aston Villa have handed the St Mirren academy graduate a senior role. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Aston Villa have handed him the vice-captaincy, following Tyrone Ming’s promotion to captain after Jack Grealish left the club.

It’s another feather in the cap for those at ‘the Buddies’ who helped develop the midfielder into the player and person he is today. McGinn scored in the weekend’s defeat to Watford but was far from pleased with the 3-2 result.

He said: “C**p result but off the mark for the season!”

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