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Wilson backing Chelsea whizkid Gilmour for instant Scotland call

Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson says Chelsea whizkid Billy Gilmour needs an instant Scotland call.

Wilson — who earned the first of his five caps at Gilmour's age — believes at the very least the ex-Gers starlet, below, should be involved for the experience.

Now in his third season at Colorado Rapids in the MLS, Wilson told the Scottish Sun: “I watched Billy against Liverpool and Everton and he was fantastic.

"It was no surprise for me, because I knew how talented he was.

“In my second spell at Rangers I started to hear about him. The first team always pick up talk of exciting prospects in the academy. Billy was at the top of the list.

“Coming back from injury, I played against Hibs with Billy. We won and I knew instantly — from how he took the ball and positioned himself for the next pass — that he had a big chance.

“He was a lot younger than the rest but he was still the stand-out.

“Billy's never going to be a big guy. His game's had to evolve, but his game intelligence is fantastic and, by the way, he's NOT shy of a tackle!

“I don't see why he shouldn't be in the Scotland squad. I'd have him involved."

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