Chelsea and Scotland star Billy Gilmour is excited to be back in the fold after a lengthy spell with injury.
The Blues midfielder had a breakthrough 2019/20 campaign, making 11 appearances for the senior Chelsea side on top of his captaincy duties at U23s level.
But an unfortunate knee injury post-lockdown in July has meant that Gilmour has been looking on from the sidelines in recent months. He hasn’t featured at all for Chelsea so far this term.
Appearances for Scotland U21s could come this week though with Gilmour called back into Scott Gemmill’s squad as they aim for Euro U21s qualification. Games will come against Croatia and Greece to decide the young Scots’ fate.
For the returning midfielder, he’s just happy to be back in the thick of it as he sets a target for his London return and national team.
“It’s amazing to be back,” said Gilmour (SFA).” I’ve been out for a long time so I can now get back to try and help the team qualify. It wasn’t the best time, I’ve been out for four months now.
“I’m back training with the Chelsea team and I’m here to get some minutes. I am enjoying it, it’s great for my development to play with these world-class players. There’s so many trophies in there.
“It’s good getting recognised for the good stuff. I’m going down there to keep working hard and continuing my form once I’m back from my injury. It’s going to be a hard team to get into.
“It’s a massive week for the country. We have two games where we have a really good chance of making some history. I love coming away with the national team.”