Rangers icon wants wonderkid rushed into national team after stunning performance
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Rangers icon Ally McCoist wants wonderkid rushed into Scotland side

Rangers icon Ally McCoist wants Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour rushed into the Scotland side after the former Ibrox teen wowed in the FA Cup win over Liverpool.

Gilmour was named man of the match and has attracted praise from all quarters after his stunning performance for Frank Lampard’s side and Super wants to see him in the dark blue of Scotland for the upcoming Euro 2020 playoffs.

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Rangers’ record goalscorer insists there is “no doubt” that Gilmour should go straight into the Scotland team and thinks the emergence of the precocious talent gives a “little bit of hope” for the Tartan Army.

“The next thing we have got to do is get him in straight into the national team. There’s absolutely no doubt about that,” McCoist said on TalkSport.

“Clearly he is a young lad and you want to monitor him.

“But you look at our midfield now and without getting carried away we’ve maybe got a little bit of hope with Gilmour and boys like [John] McGinn and [Scott] McTominay.

“It is fantastic to see. By all accounts, he was very tenacious in the middle of the park.”

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Steve Clarke’s side face Israel at Hampden on Thursday March 26th, with the prospect of a visit either Serbia or Norway in the final the following Tuesday for a spot at Euro 2020.

Scotland last qualified for a major finals in 1998 and Clarke, who was there in person to see Gilmour last night can only have been impressed with what he witnessed.

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