McGinn scoops September player gong

Niall McGinn September Player of the Month

The award is richly deserved as McGinn was simply outstanding during the month, terrorising defences consistently and helping Aberdeen to their record-breaking start to the Premiership season.

The pinnacle of McGinn's month was the 3-1 victory over Hearts where he set up both of David Goodwiillie's goals and added a stunning solo effort of his own, which he started in his own half.

The prize ends an incredible week for McGinn who was also part of the Northern Ireland team that secured its place at Euro 2016.

But the modest 28-year-old winger was keen to talk about the team when receiving his award rather than claim any personal glory.

He said: "I think it's just been a magnificent start for us, personally. We got eight wins out of eight, although recently we obviously didn't get the results we wanted.

"The international break came at the right time for us and it's given us a chance to get back to the drawing board and get back to working on things in the training ground.

"There is always those times you can dream about, but being realistic we've obviously improved majorly on each season, and I think we've done that this season but we lost those two games, but it's going to be a difficult season for us but it's one we're looking forward to."