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Darren Fletcher impressed with Aston Villa ace John McGinn’s Scotland display

11th August 2018, bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England; EFL Championship football, Stoke City versus Brentford; Darren Fletcher of Stoke City makes a tackle

Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher was impressed with Aston Villa star John McGinn’s performance for Scotland against Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium ace Mousa Dembele.

Scotland's midfielder John McGinn vies with Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele (L) during the International friendly football match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park in Glasgow,...

Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher praised Aston Villa summer signing John McGinn for his performance for Scotland against Belgium on Sky Sports Main Event last Friday evening (10:02pm, September 7, 2018).

McGinn featured for Scotland in their friendly international match against Belgium at Hampden Park in Glasgow last Friday evening.

Despite being at fault for the Red Devils’ opening goal, the midfielder gave a good account of himself during the encounter.

 

Scotland international and Stoke midfielder Fletcher was following the match, and the former Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion star was impressed to see how the 23-year-old midfielder played against Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium international midfielder Dembele - who earns £55,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com.

Fletcher said about McGinn on Sky Sports Main Event last Friday evening (10:02pm, September 7, 2018): “I thought he was powerful. I thought he went toe-to-toe with Dembele, one of the best midfielders in Europe.”

John McGinn of Scotland battles for the ball with Thorgan Hazard of Belgium during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park on September 7, 2018 in...

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McGinn joined Villa from Scottish club Hibernian in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Times to be worth £2.75 million.

The 23-year-old Scotland international midfielder has been superb for Villa in the opening weeks of the season.

The former St. Mirren star has provided two assists in five Championship starts for Villa so far this campaign, according to WhoScored.

Stoke City's Darren Fletcher during the pre-match warm-up during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on September 1, 2018 in West...

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