Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has provided a positive update on the fitness of Scotland starlet Billy Gilmour.
The teenage midfielder was one of the breakthrough starlet’s in the EPL last season. Scotland’s promising prospect shone on the occasions Lampard gave him a Chelsea chance, featuring on 13 occasions.
But his season was curtailed by a bad knee injury that ruled him out of the last stage of the 19/20 campaign and this term’s opening stages.
It’s meant no international football for him either. Whilst a regular member of Scot Gemmill’s U21s squad, Gilmour is yet to make that step into the senior side, although that is inevitable.
As his recovery continues, Lampard has issued a positive update on Gilmour’s health at present.
His recovery has gone smoothly and all going well he could be back next month, stating he will be an ‘important’ part of his Chelsea plans when fit during 2020/21.
“He’s progressing well. It was forecast as a four-month injury when he went into surgery and we’re three months on from that so it will be four weeks from now that he’ll be hopefully fit barring any hiccups,” Lampard said.
“His attitude and how he approaches everything in his professional life is spot-on so he’ll give himself the best chance to be back and as fresh as he can in four weeks.
“He’ll be an important member of the squad at that point.”