Roy Keane believes Scotland will pose a tough test for England – and Chelsea talent Billy Gilmour could become a threat from the bench.

Scotland lost their opening Group D match to Czech Republic 2-0 while England beat Croatia 1-0. It sets up for an epic contest at Wembley on Friday and Chelsea man Gilmour could be in line to make a first appearance at a major tournament, having been an unused substitute in the Czech game.

Scotland v Czech Republic - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D

Gilmour is highly-rated at Chelsea, and by Roy Keane. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Keane – who is famed for his no-nonsense midfield work at Manchester United – says Gilmour has an exciting future with Chelsea and Scotland (ITV): “It’s a bit like Gareth (Southgate, England boss) going back to lads who’ve done well for him over the last year or two. He’s a great option because he’s a fantastic young footballer learning his trade.

“Maybe he comes off the bench. Again, very, very good player. Gilmour is a fantastic young talent. They’ve certainly got some good players, playing week-in week-out in the Premier League so it’ll be a tough game for England. Then again, if you’re in the England camp you’re rubbing your hands going ‘Scotland coming to Wembley? Bring it on’.”

NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.

Have something to tell us about this article?