Scotland U21 pals backing Chelsea starlet Islam Feruz for greatness

Rangers youngster Lewis MacLeod is backing Scotland U21 teammate Islam Feruz for greatness.

Rangers youngster Lewis MacLeod is backing Scotland U21 teammate Islam Feruz for greatness.

They team up again in the Under-21s who are ready to face Portugal tomorrow. And MacLeod has been left in no doubt that the 17-year-old, who switched from Celtic to Chelsea last year, will be a star.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Islam is a brilliant player and that game against Switzerland showed exactly why Chelsea signed him.

“The three goals he scored that night at Falkirk Stadium were different class.

“You can see he is an outstanding performer in training.

“He is not the biggest but is strong and quick. He’s quick with the ball and has everything a striker should have.

“He is a really good player with a bit of that Scottish cockiness as well.

“If he keeps playing the way he did in the Euros then he has a very big future ahead of him.”

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