Former England striker Ian Wright says Scotland could benefit from putting Chelsea star Billy Gilmour into the role Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is playing for the national team.

Scotland face England at Wembley tonight in a huge Euro 2020 Group D match, Steve Clarke’s side needing a positive result against Gareth Southgate’s following a 2-0 opening day loss to Czech Republic. Manchester United man McTominay was one of Clarke’s three central midfielder against the Czechs but the Chelsea kid waits in the wings.

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Competing for a starting slot with Scotland according to Ian Wright. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Wright reckons that McTominay doesn’t suit his current role in midfield and that Gilmour could be a surprising solution at Wembley, the Manchester United man more defensive in nature while the Chelsea star likes to play forward primarily (ITV): “I think it is a game Scotland have to win. I was looking at Scott McTominay the other day.

 

“I think he is playing a role that doesn’t quite suit him. I think it might suit a player like Billy Gilmour more. He looks after the ball a bit more. Scott McTominay is in there maybe to get into the box and win things further up the pitch a bit more. Scotland need to get something out of the game. I do still fancy England.”

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