‘He demands the ball and makes things happen’ — Scotland great gives Billy Gilmour advice to Steve Clarke

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Scotland great Barry Ferguson has spoken highly of Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour.

The young midfielder only recently got his first call-up to the Scottish senior team, and there are calls for the young midfielder to be given a chance in the Euro 2020 Championship.

Barry Ferguson had hailed the Scottish midfield and believes that Gilmour has a role to play.

“There are so many options but two of the three are certainties. Scott McTominay and John McGinn will be crucial,” Ferguson told the Daily Record.

“[Scott] McTominay has developed into a top-class footballer and oozes class and confidence.

“[John] McGinn is a player I love watching for club and country. He’s a stand-out for Aston Villa and when he’s let off the leash to support Scotland’s front men he’s a huge part of our attacking armoury.

“The third player gave me my biggest dilemma because it’s so difficult to choose between [Celtic midfielder] Callum McGregor and Billy Gilmour.

“I’ve been a huge admirer of Callum for a long time. I think he’s a terrific midfielder and if he plays, great but I love watching Billy Gilmour do his thing. He is going to be a huge star in the game, make no mistake.

“The way he demands the ball and makes things happen, his ability to take it in tight spaces and just the absolute belief he has in his own ability. After a lot of consideration, I’m going for the Chelsea kid.”

Gilmour wasn’t given a run-in in the game Czech Republic, and he’d be hoping for a chance to come up against the Three Lions and also Croatia.

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