West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere said he enjoys watching Billy Gilmour and believes the Chelsea teenager has a bright future under Frank Lampard.

Praises and compliments towards the 18-year-old have not stopped coming despite the football suspension.

Gilmour made headlines for his back-to-back man-of-the-match performances against Liverpool and Everton.

His emergence has drawn some attention, including from Wilshere, who thinks Gilmour has the perfect mentor in Lampard.

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Speaking in The Lockdown Tactics podcast, Wilshere said: “First of all, Billy has a good manager in Frank Lampard, who trusts him and has given him his opportunity.

“He is the type of player that you just like to watch. There are not many of them.

“Any advice for Billy would be to just keep doing what he is doing. Lampard is clearly giving him the right advice and he has a good team around him.

“He seems to have that natural ability.”

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Like Wilshere, Gilmour has had to play against bigger, taller players most of the time.

The former Arsenal man thinks Gilmour understands his physical disadvantage and does not over-complicate his game.

He said: “Billy plays with his head because he is not the biggest, strongest or quickest. He makes the game look so simple and that is what is so impressive about him.

“A boy of that age, to have that maturity on the ball and be able to make the game look easy.

“When you are smaller and haven’t got that strength, you need to get closer to players, to feel them. It’s beautiful to watch and I love watching him. It looks as though he has a bright future in the game.”

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