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NI star Niall McGinn playing down Korean war fears

By Staff Reporter

Northern Ireland star Niall McGinn says he has no concerns of his dream move to the Far East being put in jeopardy by political unrest in the region.

McGinn (30), who joined South Korean outfit Gwangju after a five-year spell at Aberdeen, says he will not "get things out of proportion" regarding the threat from North Korea's nuclear testing programme.

Governments around the world have slammed the actions of Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un after an intercontinental ballistic missile was launched by the North Koreans.

However, McGinn, back home for Northern Ireland's two World Cup qualifying matches this week, dismissed fears for his safety.

"Others are maybe discussing it, but I do not speak the language so I am none the wiser," said the Donaghmore man.

"I am a level-headed lad and will not get things out of proportion."

McGinn, who played for Dungannon Swifts and Derry City before a dream move to boyhood idols Celtic, is the first player from Ireland to play in South Korea's top flight

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