Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has been named today as Scotland’s Player of the Year.
McGinn has been handed the award due to his excellent form for his country over the past year, and in particular his role in the team’s European Championship qualifying campaign.
The award-winning midfielder has taken to Twitter to express his gratitude to those who voted for him:
During his nation’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, McGinn netted seven goals in eight games, of which included a hat-trick against San Marino.
The 25 year-old has also been in top form for Villa this season as they adjust to life back in the Premier League. McGinn currently has three goals and two assists through Villa’s first 17 games of the season.
Over the past year, the Scotland international has been Villa’s most important player and was very key in the teams return to England’s top-flight.
During the team’s promotion season from the Championship last year, McGinn scored six goals in 40 appearances with the biggest coming in the Play-off final as he scored the decisive goal in which sealed Villa’s return to the Premier League.
While McGinn will continue to shine for Villa this season and be crucial in the team’s bid to stay away from the dreaded relegation zone, his international duties are still yet to be done.
Scotland face Israel in the Semi-Final of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in March before they potentially meet Norway or Serbia in the Play-off finals for a place at the main event in June.
From all at Claret Villans, we would like to congratulate John on what has been an excellent 12 months, and hope to see a lot more over the next 12 months. Congratulations John, very much deserved!