Scotland coach explains why Gilmour was called for international duty despite four months injury absence

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour has been out injured for four months, after suffering a knee injury during the restart of last season.

The 19-year-old has resumed training, but is yet to play a game this season as he gradually nears fitness, after a long time out of action.

Gilmour underwent knee surgery back in July and has since been in a rehabilitation period, and he’s now set to make a return to the Chelsea team.

Gilmour was named in the Scotland U21s squad for their Euro U-21 qualifiers against Croatia (Thursday, 12 November) and Greece (Tuesday, 17 November), and Scotland U21s boss Scott Gemmil, has explained his decision, while also revealing that he got permission from the club.

“We’ve been in communication with Chelsea regarding his rehabilitation and I’d like to thank them for their assistance and making their player available,” he told the media.

“I’m delighted his next step in recovery is being called up to the U21s squad.”

Gilmour himself has revealed that he is looking forward to a return to action.

“I can’t wait,” he told Four Lads Had a Dream podcast last week.

“Hopefully when I come back after the international break I can start to kick on again, get over my injury and start playing games for the team.”

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