Fans react as Billy Gilmour named in Scotland U21 squad

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has been named in Scotland U21 squad for European Championship qualifiers despite talks of a senior call-up.

The-18-year old has shown two man-of-the-match performances in Chelsea previous games against Liverpool in FA Cup and Everton in the Premier League.

His sterling displays in those games have raised talks about him getting into Scotland senior team for Euro play-off semifinal against Israel.

The Daily Record claimed the Scotland U21 manager Scott Gemmill has had a key discussion with Scotland senior team manager Steve Clarke regarding Gilmour.

With this announcement, it’s clear that the two has come to an agreement that it would be best for Gilmour to be in the under-21.

With Scotland U21, Gilmour will face Croatia on Friday, March 27, and then take on Greece in the following game.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 08: Billy Gilmour of Chelsea runs past Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Fans reaction to Gilmour inclusion in Scotland U21

The decision to include Gilmour in the under-21 seems to be quite unpopular among Scotland fans on Twitter.

A lot of them want to see Gilmour in the senior squad, while some of them agree that it is too early for him, arguing that Scotland already have the likes of Scott McTominay, John McGinn and Callum McGregor deserve it more than Gilmour.

Here are some of those reactions:

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