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John McGinn admits he is trying to convince his Aston Villa teammate Jed Steer to play for Scotland

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith (Right) and chief executive Christian Purslow (Left) during an interview for the club media after Winning Promotion to the Premier League at Villa Park on...

John McGinn and Jed Steer played a big part in Aston Villa earning promotion to the Premier League.

John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates scoring a goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London,...

John McGinn has admitted that he is trying to convince his Aston Villa teammate Jed Steer to switch allegiances from England to Scotland. 

The Scottish Sun recently claimed that Steer's recent playoff heroics for Villa could help him in a potential switch to Scotland as the SFA want him to play for their country. 

During his career, Steer has only represented England from the Under-16 to Under 19 levels as the report states that he eligible to play for the Tartan Army.

 

Scotland international McGinn, who is Steer's club teammate at Villa Park, shared that he is hoping the shop-stopper does make the switch from England to Scotland.  

"Am I going to try and talk him into playing for Scotland? I’ve been trying," McGinn said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. 

“I’ve been bringing him some ice creams from Milngavie. He came up with some big saves in the play-off final. He stood up to be counted when it mattered.”

Jed Steer (12) of Aston Villa makes a save during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, London on Monday 27th May 2019. (Credit: Jon...

After starting Villa's first game of the Championship season, Steer was loaned out to League One side Charlton by then-manager Steve Bruce.

But in January, with Dean Smith now in the Villa Park dugout, he recalled the former Norwich man, who ended up playing a vital part in his team earning promotion.

Initially, he was a back-up to Lovre Kalinic, but before Steer knew it, he was saving penalties to help Villa in their return to England's top-flight. 

Jed Steer of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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