There’s good news for Billy Gilmour as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirmed the talented Scottish star is close to a return from injury.
The Chelsea midfielder is undoubtedly Scotland’s most promising prospect, breaking into senior Stamford Bridge first-team plans last term after a series of impressive outings.
After lockdown though Gilmour was hit with a setback. He suffered a serious knee injury that has kept him out of action since July.
He has been fighting to get fit again, missing all of the Chelsea matches so far this term as well as Scotland U21s action, Scot Gemmill’s youth team aiming for Euro qualification.
But a return date of sorts has been set by Blues boss Lampard in a positive update for Chelsea and Scotland fans. He says that Gilmour could be back in the fold within the next month.
“Billy’s working really well, he’s probably three weeks away from his return,” Lampard said. “He’s working outside on his own with the physios still.
“We hope that he’ll integrate with either ourselves or the Under-23s to get some training minutes.
“So hopefully three or four weeks, probably the other side of the next international break all being well.”
It’s a boost for the youngster as he looks to continue his ascent up the football ladder. Gilmour is yet to earn a senior Scotland call but that will inevitably come in future international camps.