'Serious talent and unbelievable temperament': Ex-PL player James McFadden backs Gilmour to start against England

'Serious talent and unbelievable temperament': Ex-PL player James McFadden backs Gilmour to start against England
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"The 30 minutes that Billy Gilmour produced against Luxembourg, I'd have had him in," McFadden told the Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast.

"He brings something different. Although he's young and inexperienced, you see him looking, talking. 'Where's the space? Not just for me but the next guy?' I'd not be surprised if he played.

"His debut for Chelsea was against Liverpool, against Fabinho, a Champions League winner, Premier League winner and he was man of the match. He followed it up with a man-of-the-match performance against Everton.

"He has serious talent with an unbelievable temperament. If he was playing, he'd take it in his stride.

"Young players energize the players that are there. They inspire the players beside them, either to feel that kind of protection or to give you a lift and raise your game to different levels.

"[He has] no fear, no trepidation. I wouldn't be surprised if he started."

Scotland have put pressure on themselves by failing to get a result against the Czech Republic in their opening game and will now need a stellar performance against England in their next game.

Billy Gilmour has often been overlooked, even at Chelsea, but he has the quality necessary to dominate any opposing midfield in the world on his day.

Source: Sky Sports