Former Hibs ace John McGinn gets name-check in the House of Commons

Aston Villa star mentioned by SNP member of parliament

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:29 pm
John McGinn. Pic: SNS

Former Hibs midfielder John McGinn has been mentioned in the House of Commons.

The Aston Villa and Scotland ace has been a revelation in his maiden season in the English Premier League, with Manchester United linked with a big-money move for the 25-year-old.

For the time being, he is a fans' favourite of Villa - and when new Walsall North MP Eddie Hughes was congratulated for his address to parliament by SNP Commons leader and keen Hibs fan Ian Blackford, McGinn's name came up in conversation.

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Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Blackford said: “I must say to the honourable member for Walsall North, I know he is a great football fan, I thought he would have perhaps mentioned Aston Villa. I know they are not having the best of times, but I hope he is enjoying watching John McGinn that we gifted from Hibernian to him last year.”

Hughes, a passionate Villa supporter, recognised the reference with a cheery laugh.