Aston Villa fans react to John McGinn’s brace for Scotland


Scotland picked up a 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands in the World Cup qualifiers last night, and Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn chipped in with two vital goals for his side.

McGinn has been outstanding during this international break, scoring three goals in three matches as Scotland made an unbeaten start to their qualifying campaign.

Following his recent performances, some Villa fans have urged Dean Smith to allow McGinn more attacking freedom.

He has often been used in a deeper position alongside Douglas Luiz at the club level, but his natural game is a box-to-box midfielder.

It will be interesting to see if his performances for Scotland can convince Smith to use him in a more attacking role for the remainder of this season.

Villa could certainly use more goals from midfield, and McGinn has the ability to be a quality option for them.

The hard-working midfielder could add a new dimension to Villa’s attack with his pressing further up the pitch.

The 26-year-old has struggled to hit top form since returning from his injury, but he has looked a different player for Scotland this month.

Here is what some Villa fans had to say about his performance.

McGinn is expected to be in the starting XI when Villa host Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Midlands club head into the weekend tenth in the table and still have an outside chance of qualifying for Europe.

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