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After making his Chelsea debut against Sheffield United in the Premier League and then impressing in his full debut in the 7-1 thrashing of Grimsby in the Carabao Cup, there were talks of a possible Scotland call-up for 18-year-old Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour.
Ahead of Scotland’s European Qualifiers against Russia and San Marino, Scotland boss Steve Clarke opted against including Gilmour in his Scotland squad.
According to Clarke, Gilmour needs time to grow and develop before playing for Scotland.
“Billy is an exceptional young talent and we have to give the young players time to grow and develop,” Clarke said, according to Sky Sports.
“I think the best place for them to do that is in Scot’s U21s team. There are a lot of good boys down there.”