Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has warned that caution is needed over Chelsea and Scotland talent Billy Gilmour.

The midfielder has signed a season-long loan deal at Norwich City as they return to the English Premier League. Chelsea want to get Scotland’s brightest talent regular experience at senior level after a Man of the Match display for Scotland against England at Euro 2020. Farke handed Gilmour his debut in a friendly v King’s Lynn Town on Friday.

England v Scotland - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D

Gilmour is on loan at Norwich City from Chelsea (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

And while the Chelsea loanee did impress, Farke says it’s important not to overhype the Scotland midfielder (Sun): “Gilmour is a great character, he only arrived on Thursday after some more days off for the Euros. We did some tests and his first training session was with the team on Friday morning.

“I wouldn’t do that with a 37-year-old but with a young player you can throw them into the cold water. He proved he could swim. We are happy to have him but we have to be realistic.

“We don’t want to praise him too much or put too much pressure on him. We have to be a bit careful. Let’s not talk too much, let him be on the pitch and show what he can do. He did that. He showed some glimpses, some nice passes. He has to adapt to use, how to press, and that will come.”

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