Date: 20th November 2019 at 8:00pm
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On Tuesday evening, Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn was again on show for Scotland and his importance for former assistant gaffer Steve Clarke was on display for all to see as the 25-year-old played a major part in their victory over Kazakhstan.

Third place in Group I was up for grabs, but Scotland fell behind in the first half as the visitors to Hampden took the lead. Step up McGinn who had them back on level terms three minutes after the half time restart, and following an effort from Steven Naismith, McGinn made it 3-1 in stoppage time to give them a comfortable end.

It’s onto the Play-Offs next March for Scotland now, but with seven goals in his last six appearances, the onus is on McGinn to put them in the finals and he’s deserving of every ounce of praise going his way at this moment in time.

Speaking to Sky Sports following the game, Clarke said of our little Meatball.

“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, the better the team will become. When you’ve got any player in goalscoring form, that’s good for any team. John is the man scoring the goals now and hopefully we’ll get one or two more that can do that as well.”

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