Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour must be in next Scotland squad, says Steven Smith | Football News

By Andrew Dickson

Last Updated: 09/03/20 12:09pm

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Former Rangers full-back Steven Smith says Steve Clarke must include Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour in his squad to face Israel in the Euro 2020 play-offs – and that it wouldn’t be a risk despite his age and inexperience

Former Rangers full-back Steven Smith says Steve Clarke must include Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour in his squad to face Israel in the Euro 2020 play-offs – and that it wouldn’t be a risk despite his age and inexperience

Former Rangers full-back Steven Smith would have no worries if Steve Clarke included Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour in his Scotland squad for this month’s Euro 2020 play-off against Israel.

The 18-year-old has been heavily tipped for a first call-up to the senior national team and was watched by Clarke during last Tuesday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Gilmour followed that up with a second consecutive man-of-the-match award in Sunday’s 4-0 success against Everton in the Premier League.

Although the teenager has only made seven appearances for Chelsea – and played just three first-team games in the last four months – Smith believes he is ready for international football.

Smith told Sky Sports News: “In my opinion, it’s quite simple. He’s got to be in there. In that area of the pitch we are relatively…