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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour is highly rated at the club and Scotland, and the 19-year-old had impressed in the games just before the lockdown.
Gilmour won the man of the match in the games against Liverpool and Everton, and his stock has since risen.
There have been clamour for Gilmour to be called up to the Scotland national team, but Scot boss Steve Clarke has now revealed that Gilmour will make the team when he starts getting opportunities with Chelsea.
“Obviously, they haven’t played a lot of games since the shutdown [and] Billy has been on the bench for the games that Chelsea have played,” Clarke said.
“Listen, Billy is a big prospect and will be a big player for Scotland in the future. Whether the future is in September, or October or November, or whether it’s a year it’s going to be decided by Billy’s performances [and] how he plays if he gets a chance to play.
“It’s a position where we are very strong – we have a really good group of midfield players – so it’s great to have that competition in that position.
“In an international environment, you don’t always get what you want which is two top players for every position. Billy is certainly in the mix.”