Billy Gilmour misses out on Scotland call-up as he makes U21 squad

Billy Gilmour misses out on Scotland call-up for Euro 2020 qualifier against Israel as he’s named in Under-21 squad despite brilliant form for Chelsea

  • Billy Gilmour has been called up to Scotland’s U21-squad for March qualifiers
  • It means the Chelsea youngster will likely miss out on a place in the senior side
  • The teenage starlet has been in incredible form for the Blues in the past week

Calls for Billy Gilmour to earn a call-up to the Scotland senior squad have not been heeded after he was selected for their Under-21 contingent on Tuesday morning.

The highly-rated youngster has caught the eye in the past week after shining in midfield for Chelsea.

The 18-year-old has been hailed as ‘incredible’ by Blues boss Frank Lampard but his selection to the national team has been deemed as too soon for the precocious talent.

Billy Gilmour has been called up to the Scotland Under-21 squad rather than their senior one

Gilmour will instead join Scotland’s U21 setup for their Euro Under-21 Championship qualifiers with Croatia and Greece later this month.

Scot Gemmill’s side host Croatia at Tynecastle on March 27 before traveling to Crete to take on Greece on March 31.

Scotland Under 21s sit third in their qualifying group with eight points after five games – three behind leaders Czech Republic U21s.

Gilmour has shone in the past week for Chelsea leading resulting in calls for a Scotland spot


Goalkeepers: Ross Doohan (Ayr United*); Robbie McCrorie (Livingston**); Kieran Wright (Alloa***)

Defenders: Daniel Harvie (Ayr United); George Johnston (Feyenoord); Barry Maguire (Motherwell); Lewis Mayo (Partick Thistle**); Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth**); Patrick Reading (Stevenage); Stephen Welsh (Celtic)

Midfielders: Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen); Billy Gilmour (Chelsea); Andy Irving (Hearts); Stephen Kelly (Ayr United**); Lewis Moore (Hearts); Lewis Smith (Hamilton)

Forwards: Louis Appere (Dundee United); Jamie Gullan (Hibernian); Fraser Hornby (KV Kortrijk***); Connor McLennan (Abrdeen); Glenn Middleton (Bradford City**)

*On loan from Celtic; **On loan from Rangers; ***On loan from Everton

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