Steve Clarke is pleased to see John McGinn bringing his Aston Villa form to the Scotland scene.
The Villa Park midfielder was inspirational for his country once again, netting two as Scotland came back to beat Kazakhstan 3-1 at Hampden.
Clarke hasn’t held back in his praise for McGinn, saying the Scotland midfielder’s goalscoring form is working wonders for his team.
He told the Daily Record: “John is on a fantastic run of form. He has been great for Aston Villa for the last couple of seasons and he is starting to bring it onto the international stage.
“It’s very important to remember he is still in the early stages of his international career. The more games you play at this level, the better you become, the more experience you get and the better the team will become.
“When you’ve got any player in goalscoring form that’s good for any team.”
McGinn slowly becoming Scotland’s best player
There’s plenty of talent in this Scotland squad when everyone is fully fit and available. Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay and Ryan Fraser are just some of the names Clarke can pick.
Nobody can really lay a glove on what McGinn brings to the team right now. His drive and aggression in the middle is vital as it allows Scotland to press opponents high up the park.
Not only that, but he’s in rich goalscoring form. McGinn has now netted six times in three games, a feat that the world’s top strikers would be proud of.
Clarke clearly appreciates McGinn and he is fast becoming the national team’s key component.