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Aston Villa midfielder receives diagnosis on injury scare - now set to be ready for Tottenham

John McGinn of Scotland celebrates after scoring the team's first goal from a penalty kick during the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between Scotland and Norway  (Photo: Getty)

Aston Villa fans face a nervous wait for their star midfielder after John McGinn hobbled off during Scotland's Euro qualifiers draw with Norway.

The game ended 3-3 at Hampden Park on Sunday night with Scotland skipper McGinn again in the spotlight, netting a goal and providing an assist for Stuart Armstrong.

He is expected to play a part when they travel to Tottenham this week even though it remains to be determined how fit he will be.

He was fit enough though to speak to the press after the game. He's quoted by Birminghammail. co. UK: "The campaign's been amazing. I'm just so proud of the way the boys have handled it. We have a team and a group of players that the country are so proud of and I think that showed at the end.

"I think the punters were a bit surprised we had actually qualified, it had a strange atmosphere, but it's hopefully one we can get used to."

Tottenham lost their last two games heading into the international break and will face a stiff test when they host high-flying Aston Villa at home.

The Lilywhites also have James Maddison and Micky van de Ven injured but will hope to have Destiny Udogie returning after he served his suspension for his sending-off against Chelsea.

Spurs will also be without Yves Bissouma who will now miss the game due to the accumulation of yellow cards.