Kenny Dalglish has praised Aston Villa and Scotland battler John McGinn after his impressive Premier League start.

The Scottish football legend has been left impressed with the Villa midfielder after a string of strong performances for Dean Smith’s side.

Dalglish has been impressed with Aston Villa man McGinn. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Dalglish says that McGinn’s ‘brilliant’ form can help drive the Scottish national team forward.

“John McGinn’s doing brilliantly at Aston Villa as well. He’s come into the Premier League this season and done very well,” Dalglish told the Daily Record (page 50, 12/11/19).


“The better the Scottish players do down south then the better chance we have of moving forward as a national side.”

Big Aston Villa season earns Dalglish recognition for McGinn

McGinn has caught the eye of Dalglish off the back of his form in Birmingham. So far this term he has played 12 Premier League games, scoring three times.

Impressing in the EPL. (Photo by Visionhaus)

He’s an integral part of Smith’s midfield as they look to solidify themselves in the Premier League following their return to England’s top table. Currently, Villa are just above the drop zone in 17th.

McGinn’s also starting to make himself at home in the Scotland XI. In his last two international matches he has played 90 minutes, scoring a hat-trick against San Marino.

It’s been a decent campaign personally for the former Hibs man and he’s managed to do enough to impress a Scottish great in Dalglish.

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