Chelsea star Billy Gilmour and Celtic midfielder David Turnbull are on the verge of going to Euro 2020 with Scotland as Steve Clarke finishes his 26-man squad (Scottish Sun).
Neither of the Chelsea or Celtic midfielders have been capped at senor international level but they are both regulars in the U21s. Clarke is missing Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean in the midfield area after they suffered injuries that rule them out of the summer showpiece. It’s Scotland’s first major finals since 1998 and the youngsters are set for maiden calls.
Gilmour has earned Chelsea starts in recent weeks under manager Thomas Tuchel and he could end the season as a Champions League winner if the Stamford Bridge side beat Manchester City in the final.
Turnbull meanwhile earned PFA Young Player of the Year for his performances in his debut season at Celtic Park. It would be a feather in the cap for the Motherwell academy, who developed the midfielder before selling him to the Parkhead club for around £3 million at the start of the season.
There is set to be disappointment for Ryan Gauld though, who is likely to miss out on a place at the tournament. This is despite his good form for Liga NOS side Farense, earning the Portuguese top flight’s Player of the Month award for April and scoring nine goals with seven assists over the season.
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