Scotland star John McGinn admitted last night that he'd happily wipe his international goal slate clean again for a do-over against Russia.

McGinn gave his side the early lead against the Russians in the first-half after a horror mistake by Guilherme in between the sticks for the visitors.

However he and his teammates capitulated and lost 2-1 thanks to danger man Artem Dzyuba and an own goal by Kilmarnock star Stephen O'Donnell.

The dynamic midfielder - who has started the season in scintillating form for Aston Villa - knows how important a victory would've been for Scotland in Group I.

But, speaking to Sky Sports, he accepts they were punished by the savvy Russians as their intensity levels dropped too early.

Asked for the overriding feeling in the dressing room on the whistle, McGinn said: "Disappointment and frustration.

"We were in a really good position in a game we needed to win and I think everyone will agree that we started really well and positively.

"We dropped back and invited Russia onto us and they punished us for it.

"When we we were bringing our strength to them and playing high up the park, they didn't have a chance to play.

"But we started dropping off and that allows them to put it into the big man and play to their strengths

"We allowed that too often.

"If we're going to qualify for a major tournament we're going to have to improve and improve fast."

On his opener, McGinn added: "It was an amazing feeling, it's something that's been bugging me as I've scored at club level.

"I was really keen to do it but if i could swap it now for three points, I'd do that every day of the week."