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Steve Clarke: The best is still to come from John McGinn

By David Banner | Aston Villa | Published:

Steve Clarke reckons the best is yet to come from Villa midfielder John McGinn after watching him extend his incredible international scoring streak for Scotland.

Scotland's John McGinn (left) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Ryan Jack (right) during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying match at the GSP Stadium, Nicosia

McGinn struck twice either side of a Steven Naismith header to ensure Scotland brought the curtain down on their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

The 25-year-old now has seven goals in his last six appearances for the Scots – but boss Clarke believes he can yet mature into an even better player.

Ex-Albion boss Clarke said: “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.

“John is the man scoring the goals now and hopefully we’ll get one or two more that can to that as well.

“We’ve found a good position for John.

“He’s playing it very well, him and Steven Naismith are developing a decent understanding and as well as the goals they give us a good early press and the desire to meet the opposition high up the pitch which helps us as well.”

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