Yesterday evening saw Scotland’s U21s host England’s U21s in a hotly contested fixture at Tynecastle Stadium. The pint-sized Three Lions came away with the win after goals from Reiss Nelson and Kieran Dowell secured them a 2-0 scoreline, although plenty of Rangers fans were impressed by former Ger and Chelsea man, Billy Gilmour.
It was never going to be an easy game for the young Scotland side. Lining up for England were some well known Premier leagues players such as Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace, Josh Onomah of Tottenham, Dominic Solanke of Liverpool and Tammy Abraham of Chelsea. However, the Scotland side stood up and played well, despite the defeat, with young Billy Gilmour catching the eye for the supporters.
The young midfielder, born in 2001, left Rangers for Chelsea for around £500,000, big money for a lad of his age, and so far he’s shown why. His ability on and off the ball is far and away better than most players his age and after signing his first professional contract with Chelsea in the summer it looks like the future is bright for the 17-year-old, especially seeing as he’s already playing up the age groups for his country. A lot of Rangers fans would love to have Gilmour back, but they also understand that he’s meant for greater things.
You can read The Bluenoses’ verdict on Gilmour’s display here:
Billy Gilmour and Lewis Morgan both looked good in that first half #scoeng
— Stuart Muir (@TheFriendlyOgre) October 16, 2018
More you watch Billy Gilmour, the more you understand all the hype around him. He is crazy good at just 17.
— talkingbaws.com (@talkingbaws) October 16, 2018
Reiss Nelson a guy who’s come through at Arsenal, made some first team appearances and now playing on loan for a Bundesliga and Champions League side.
Here’s hoping Billy Gilmour can eventually provide a similar level to this Scotland team.
— NE98 (@NE98FT) 16 October 2018
Watching sco u21s losing to England to a wonder goal. Lewis Morgan doesn't look out of his depth and Billy Gilmour obviously has big future but we are miles behind in physical stature.
— Godless monster (@Murphy807) October 16, 2018
tough shift for the Scots U21's harsh on them to concede a 2nd with the last kick of the ball. some good lads in that side tho. Lewis Morgan looks the real deal to me.. be interesting to see if he can break into Celtic's side and Billy Gilmour of course has it all in front of him
— SPFL Banter *** (@splbanter) October 16, 2018
Good to see wee billy gilmour getting a start. @4ladshadadream
— External Lighting Specialists (@els10for300) October 16, 2018
The Gers are delighted to see Gilmour shining for his country and will hope that one day he decides to return to Ibrox.