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HIBS BHOY McGINN IMPRESSES RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS revealed he was very impressed by midfielder John McGinn when he watched Hibs’ 3-1 Scottish Cup replay win over Hearts at Easter Road in midweek.

The Celtic boss liked the look of Neil Lennon’s Scotland international playmaker, who is the grandson of former Hoops chairman Jack McGinn.

Rodgers said: “He’s very good. He looks like the type of player you love as a manager. I’d heard a wee bit about him without seeing a great deal of him myself.

“But he is very industrious and looks a great lad. He knows the game, you can see that with the way he fills in positions.

“Defensively, he’s strong, he puts his foot in and can make a tackle. He doesn’t oversell himself, he’s technically very good when he tackles.

“Tactically, he looks like he’s got a good understanding of the game. He passes it well and had a couple of good moments in the game when he moved into the box.

“He was a real driving force for them in there.

“So, it’s great to see a kid like that, an honest boy like that, doing well.

“I know he’s a good friend of Liam Henderson and he played very, very well.”

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