CLYDEBANK football star John McGinn has said that he will "never forget" representing Scotland at a major tournament - despite the disappointment of first round elimination.

The Aston Villa midfielder started every game for Scotland at Euro 2021, with his Clydebank family and friends watching on throughout.

The Scots were knocked out of the tournament after a 3-1 loss to Croatia at Hampdern Park on Tuesday night - crashing back down to earth after a goalless draw with England at Wembley on Friday raised hopes the team might make it through to the knockout stages of a major competition for the first time.

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In a Tweet posted on Thursday, John said: "We fell short in the end but having the opportunity to represent Scotland at a major tournament in front of my family is something that I will never forget.

"The overwhelming support from the whole country has been an inspiration and I’m hoping this is just the beginning for us."

Among the Bankies cheering on John and his team-mates were pupils at his old school, St Stephen's Primary, where pupil Poppy Lord's plea for the school to be allowed to watch Scotland's opening group game against the Czech Republic at Hampden attracted national headlines.

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While Euro 2020 continues, the focus for Scotland now turns to the qualification campaign for next year's World Cup, being held in Qatar.

Scotland's next qualifier is against Denmark in Copenhagen on September 1.