The former Leeds United man has been outstanding for Villa this season.
"Iâ€™d love him to get called up, even if he just got into the squad," said the Scot, "for a young player when youâ€™re playing ever so well and you keep getting overlooked itâ€™s hard.
"Whether heâ€™s got aspirations to do it, youâ€™re probably better off asking Fabian yourself. But from my point of view Iâ€™d love it.
"I want him to get to a World Cup because I know from own experience itâ€™s a great tournament. You might only get one throw of the dice at it, the World Cup. You just donâ€™t know and the opportunityâ€™s there.
"Heâ€™s been excellent this year. He grew into it towards the end of last season, like everybody, and heâ€™s carried on."
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