The Dons head to McGinn's former club Celtic for the season opener and the ex-Hoops man is looking for a big victory on day one although he admits he has nothing to prove from a personal point of view.
"I enjoyed my time there but I'm a professional and I'm not going to be trying to prove anything to anyone. I want to do well in an Aberdeen shirt," he said.
"It couldn't have worked out much better than getting Celtic away in my first game. It will be nice to go to Parkhead and see all the boys again but my main concern is Aberdeen as I play for them now."
"We've got a good squad of players and we showed against Bremen and St Pauli we can compete at the highest level," he added. "If we can get some consistency, who knows?
"Maybe we will be able to push right up the table.