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GILMOUR UNDER-21 CALL-UP

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CHELSEA wonderboy Billy Gilmour has been named in Scotland’s Under-21 squad for their games against Croatia and Greece.

The 18-year-old former Rangers starlet has added to his growing reputation after his mature displays in the Stamford Bridge side’s recent victories over Liverpool and Everton.

However, there is still a chance international supremo Steve Clarke could fast-track the midfield anchorman into the senior squad for the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel at Hampden a fortnight on Thursday.

According to a report in the Daily Record, the national team boss has held key discussions with Scot Gemmill regarding Gilmour.

Rangers winger Glenn Middleton, who was on loan at Hibs at the start of the season, is a surprise inclusion, despite a lack of first-team action.

THE FULL SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Robby McCrorie (Livingston, on loan from Rangers), Ross Doohan (Ayr United, on loan from Celtic), Kieran Wright (Alloa, on loan from Rangers);

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

Midfielders: Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen), Andy Irving (Hearts), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), Lewis Smith (Hamilton Accies), Stephen Kelly (Ayr United, on loan from Rangers), Lewis Moore (Hearts);

Forwards: Glenn Middleton (Bradford City, on loan from Rangers), Jamie Gullian (Hibs), Connor McLennan (Aberdeen), Fraser Hornby (Kortrijk, on loan from Everton) and Louis Appere (Dundee United).

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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