Scotland wonderkid Billy Gilmour will have to earn his place in the Norwich side after the Canaries boss insisted his job isn’t to help develop the Chelsea starlet for the Stamford Bridge side.

Gilmour, who impressed in Dark Blue during the recent international break, has struggled to force his way into the side as Norwich struggle on their return to the Premier League.

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Daniel Farke, who is close friends with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, is only interested in doing what will help his side climb up the table as he claimed there was “no pressure” to play Gilmour and fellow loanee Brandon Williams.

“There is no pressure (to play them). We are not here to develop players for other clubs, we are here to win points for this club,” said Farke.

“It is not about Billy Gilmour, about Brandon Williams (on loan from Manchester United), Kenny McLean or Temmu Pukki who are our players – we just like to play with the players to win points.

“This is also the challenge our loan players want to have – it is not like they want to play just because we have loaned them and they (parent clubs) want them to play many games.”

The German was full of praise for Gilmour however and thinks any football fans should love the “baller”.

 

Farke admits it can’t be easy for him with the hype north of the border as he works towards fulfilling his “unbelievable potential.”

“Billy is a fantastic player, a fantastic human being and of course he wants to play each and every second,” the Norwich boss added.

“If you love football, you love Billy Gilmour because this guy is a baller, but he is also a young lad and we have to look after him.

“It is not always that easy for him with the hype in his own country, with lots of praise for him.

“I think he has a good mindset and works hard on the pitch. He has unbelievable potential.”

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