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·24 September 2022

Aston Villa captain McGinn welcomes new leadership responsibilities

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Aston Villa captain John McGinn says he's enjoying his new leadership responsibilities this season.

The midfielder will reach a significant milestone tonight when he leads Scotland out for their Nations League clash with Republic of Ireland, earning what will be his 50th international cap.

McGinn has taken the armband on a temporary basis from Andy Robertson, with the Liverpool full-back missing through injury.

Yet at Villa he now holds it permanently, having been chosen by boss Steven Gerrard to replace Tyrone Mings during the summer.

He said: “I'm certainly more comfortable and enjoying the responsibility a lot more.

“I know I'm only standing in for Robbo (for Scotland) when he is suspended or injured but doing it at club level and then doing it here, it's starting to become a little bit more natural.

“It was alien at the start but both gaffers have got belief in me doing that role.

“I am thoroughly enjoying it and it certainly makes it a little bit extra special when you captain your country."

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