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.”
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.
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