Callum McGregor wants to follow Scotland teammate John McGinn

(L-R) Celtic's Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer, Celtic's French defender Christopher Jullien, Celtic's Irish midfielder Jonny Hayes and Celtic's Scottish midfielder Callum McGregor...

Celtic star Callum McGregor and Aston Villa ace John McGinn are Scotland international teammates.

Callum McGregor, midfielder of the Scotland men's national football team, inspects Luzhniki Stadium on the eve of the 2020 UEFA EURO Qualifier against Russia. Mikhail Tereshchenko

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has told The Scottish Sun that he wants to follow Aston Villa star John McGinn and score on his 16th appearance for the Scotland national football team.

McGinn, who is one of the best players at Aston Villa and has been playing well for the Villans in the Premier League so far this season, scored his first goal for Scotland after 16 matches.


McGregor, who has played 15 times for his country so far in his career, hopes that he breaks his duck in his 16th match just like the 24-year-old former St. Mirren and Hibernian star.

McGregor told The Scottish Sun: “John McGinn scored on his 16th cap so hopefully that’s a good omen. Probably the only piece of the jigsaw missing for me now is to get a goal for Scotland.

“I’ve scored in every competition at every level I could have. So that is the next one for me to tick off on the list.”

Callum McGregor of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Champions League, third qualifying round, second leg match between Celtic and CFR Cluj at Celtic Park on August 13, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Important player for Scotland

McGregor is one of the best midfielders in the Scottish Premiership, and the 26-year-old can still get better and improve.

The midfielder has not always been at his best for Scotland, and he needs to step up his game for the national team, and perhaps a goal will help him.

Scotland will face Russia in the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Thursday evening.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Aston Villa at Carrow Road on October 05, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom.

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