Sir Alex Ferguson says Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour is a promising player for Scotland – and ‘there is no doubt about that.’

The midfielder made his breakthrough into senior football at Chelsea under Frank Lampard last season but injury has hampered his progress this term with Thomas Tuchel. The last of his eight appearances this season came against Sheffield United last month.

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Gilmour is a promising Chelsea and Scotland prospect (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

There are calls for the Chelsea talent to be included in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for Euro 2020, Tuchel saying earlier this year that Clarke should pick Gilmour despite his lack of domestic minutes. Ferguson is enthused by what he’s witnessed from Gilmour.

He said (Scotland NT):”He’s another young kid who is emerging. I saw him play for Chelsea in one of the games towards the start of the season, and he did really well. He got an injury that held him back a bit, but he is an emerging player there is no doubt about that.

 

“That is good to see young players like him coming through and the quality of players in England. We are blessed with some good young players coming through.”

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