Gilmour reveals his current state after four months without competive football

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was given a harsh red card while playing for Scotland U21s in their 2-2 draw with Croatia.

The 20-year-old got his marching orders about ten minutes after entering the pitch as a substitute in the 63rd minute.

It was a first competitive game for Gilmour, who had been out for about four months.

Gilmour suffered that knee injury at a time when he has gradually breaking into the Chelsea team last season, and he has admitted that it didn’t happen to him at a good, while also vowing to get back into the Chelsea team.

He said before their 2-2 draw with Croatia: “It wasn’t the best timing. I’ve been out for four months with the meniscus in my right knee but the recovery has been going well. I’m back training with the team and I’ve come here [with Scotland] to get some minutes hopefully.”

Gilmour was also asked about life at Chelsea. “I’m enjoying it,” he said. “It’s been a great experience, great for my development to go and play with these world-class players every day. There are so many trophies in there and I’m learning every day.

“It’s a good thing getting noticed for the good stuff, the right stuff. I’m just working hard to continue my form when I’m back from injury but it’s going to be a hard team to get into.

“Hopefully, I get more game time and experience.”

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