Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has called on the Scottish National Team to “fast-track” former Gers and Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour.
“In days gone by, people said you had to go through the proper steps before becoming a full international, but look at England and what they have done in the last few years,” explained Miller to BBC Sport.
“Callum Hudson-Odoi started an England game before he had started a Chelsea Premier League match.
“I think we could be getting Billy Gilmour in now and there’s probably a few others,
“I know he’s been away with a few camps training and it is a huge step – and especially without first-team football – but we need to get these guys in to progress.
“England can do it. Wales have done it. Can we fast-track him? I also believe you have to have earned that right, but there are exceptions.”
Kenny Miller knows plenty about what it takes to play for Scotland having earned 69 caps and scored 18 goals for the national team.
Still kicking a ball for Partick Thistle in the Scottish Championship, the former Gers forward may well have a point.
Do we need to see more of the nation’s young talent – such as Ross McCrorie or Glenn Middleton – playing with the national team?