EFL Eurostars: John McGinn
EFL Eurostars: John McGinn

Euro 2020: Aston Villa's John McGinn; From Sky Bet Championship to Euros

John McGinn was a pivotal part of the Aston Villa side that won promotion out of the Sky Bet Championship in 2018/19, and he is now looking to guide Scotland to their best finish at a European Championship.

John McGinn

John McGinn has had an outstanding season in the Premier League for Aston Villa this term, but it was in the Championship that people first started to notice the Scottish midfielder.

His seven goals and nine assists in 2018/19 helped Villa win promotion to the Premier League, and he has gone from strength to strength ever since.

John McGinn v Jack Grealish: Championship 2018/19 statistics
John McGinn v Jack Grealish: Championship 2018/19 statistics

What is expected goals (xG)?

  • Expected goals (xG) is a metric that measures the quality of any given scoring opportunity
  • Expected assists (xA) measures the likelihood that a given pass will become a goal assist

McGinn will be desperate to lead the Tartan Army to victory - if not the outright tournament, then at least victory over England, who they meet in their second match.

The all-action midfielder was vital in Scotland’s qualification campaign, scoring seven times in nine appearances for Steve Clarke’s side – the same tally as Romelu Lukaku! – but all he needs really is one against the English to send those north of the border into raptures.

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