Mac: Fab four can be Three Lions

By Phil Jennings

VILLA midfielder John McGinn reckons FOUR of his team-mates could soon be in line for England call ups.

But the Scot was in no mood to shine a light on his own internatonal career at the moment.

McGinn helped Villa to their fifth successive victory when they beat Blackburn 2-1.

And England manager Gareth Southgate was there to see it.

Southgate would have been there to check on the progress being made by skipper Jack Grealish and on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

But McGinn says there is no reason why defenders Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause – on loan from Bournemouth and Wolves – cannot also forced their way into the reckoing.

McGinn was happy to focus on England’s rising stars, but it was not a good international week for him as Scotland lost 3-0 to Kazakhstan before beating San Marino.

The Villa midfielder told reporters:  “The list goes on – Tammy, Kortney, Jack and Tyrone. They’re all capable at one stage of their career of playing in that England side.
“There’s no better place in the Championship to go and prove that than at Aston Villa with pressure on you all the time – and these boys are thriving on it.
“I’m not going to say too much about international football. It’s not been good for me! – but it’s good to see the England manager coming to watch our boys.
“They should take great heart from that. I think we’re starting to get people take notice of us this season and deservedly so.
“The good things that come your way when you start winning, you deserve and it just shows the England manager thinks it is worth taking a look at the team we have at the moment.

“The Championship’s a huge league. Everyone wants to play in the Premier League at one stage of their career and if boys can’t get there, they come to the Championship to try and prove that.
“Everyone is trying to prove they can play at the top level and it is such a competitive league and great to play in.”

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