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If John McGinn turns in a performance which prevents Celtic from winning the league against Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday, the fans’ calls for Brendan Rodgers to sign him will increase hugely.

The 5ft 6in 23-year-old is thought by many to be a natural successor to Scott Brown, and his battle with the Hoops captain could well define the game.

McGinn has played well against the Hoops skipper this season, and is one of the few players who has matched him in two draws between the teams earlier this season.

Brown will be extremely fired up for the game as it could be the title-winning match for the Bhoys, and it will be interesting to see how McGinn deals with that.

The Scotland international has been linked with the Hoops already this season, with the Daily Mail reporting in January that both the Hoops and Premier League side West Ham with an interest in the player.

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McGinn’s contract runs out at the end of next season, so if Hibernian boss Neil Lennon wants to cash in on the player you would imagine that the time to sell him would be in the summer.

If he puts up a good performance against the Bhoys, the calls will grow louder for the Hoops to make a move for the player in the summer.

In other Celtic news, Scott Bain wants to make his move to the Hoops a permanent one

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