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Clarke calls on replacement for Chelsea starlet Gilmour to become Scotland hero

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has called on Billy Gilmour's replacement to become a national team.

The Chelsea midfielder will miss Tuesday's crunch Euro 2020 meeting with Croatia after testing positive for COVID-19.

Gilmour was best on ground against England last week, but Clarke has faith his replacement will step up to the mark.

Clarke said: "Obviously training was a little bit disrupted but the bulk of the work has been done over the pre-camp and the training days earlier in the tournament.

"You saw for yourself the team know exactly what they are doing when they get on the pitch. The team has been organised, they know what they have to do, and that will stand us in good stead.

"The only spanner it throws into the works is that Billy would have started the game and now he won't, so it's a chance for someone else to come into the team and make themselves a national hero."

On Gilmour, manager Clarke said: "He's upset, as you would expect.

"He has no symptoms, so hopefully his health will hold up and he will get back to playing as quickly as possible."


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