Scotland manager Steve Clarke has dropped a hint that seems to suggest Aston Villa battler John McGinn is undroppable on current form.
The Villains man is playing very well in the English Premier League just now, featuring 12 times so far and scoring three goals.
Whilst he knows he can’t say it, Clarke has hinted at the fact it’s very difficult to drop the Villa midfielder just now.
He told the Daily Record (page 60, 10/12/19): “I was asked recently if we could play more midfielders but you get to a situation where you ask yourself: ‘Do I play seven of them?’
“No, we’ve got a system and a way of playing, which is 4-3-2-1. McGinn has found a role in there as the most advanced one.
“I can’t say it’s impossible to leave McGinn out- but he’s in a great run of form just now.”
McGinn has had to work for Scotland chance
McGinn’s thriving down south and more than deserves his place in this Scotland team. Alongside the likes of Liverpool’s Andy Robertson and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, he brings star quality to Clarke’s side.
Despite his claims, McGinn has had to work for his place in Clarke’s starting XI. He played 79 minutes in Clarke’s first game against Cyprus before missing the Belgium game.
He again was only fielded for 62 minutes against Russia before appearing for four minutes away to Belgium. Last month though, he cemented his place in the Scots squad.
McGinn appeared for 90 minutes against Russia before netting a hat-trick against San Marino. The Villa man is in fine form on both domestic and international fronts, so it’ll take a big effort or drop in form to dislodge him from the national team now.