Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has been singing the praises of Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour, comparing him to Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard.

The veteran former-striker was Gilmour’s mentor during the youngster’s time in Glasgow [Football Daft] and knew he had star quality from the moment he clapped eyes on him.

Discussing the youngster’s ambition and drive to breakthrough into the Chelsea team amid competition with big names, Miller swears there’s a touch of Anfield legend Gerrard in Billy.

Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour is earning plenty of plaudits down south. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

“I’m not surprised in the slightest to see the wee man break into the Chelsea first team,” said Miller [Scottish Sun].

“For me, it was never a case of whether or not he’d get there. Only when.

“There’s no danger of this going to his head. He won’t be thinking, ‘I’ve made it now’. That’s just not Billy.

“He’ll want to be THE best, but not in an arrogant way. His attitude is exactly how it should be.

“I remember Steven Gerrard talking about how he broke into the Liverpool team.

“He talked about how he looked at certain players in the side at the time and thought, ‘I’m moving him out the way’.

“That will be the wee man’s mentality. He will be listening and learning off the top pros at Chelsea every single day.

“I know when Cesc Fabregas was at the club, Billy really looked up to him and really studied his game.

Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut as a teenager. Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport

“But now it will be Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic or Ross Barkley he’s looking at and thinking, ‘They are in my way and I need to get them out my way’.”

Scottish youngster Billy Gilmour has been stealing the headlines down south for breaking through into the Chelsea team as an 18-year-old.

Recent performances against Liverpool and Everton have gone a long way to build his burgeoning reputation which sees him being positioned as a future international star.

Chelsea paid Rangers £500k to sign Gilmour back in 2017 and he has gone on to become one of the London club’s brightest youth talents amongst a plethora of them.

Whilst the player is no longer at Rangers, he remains closely monitored by Rangers fans who hope to see the youngster go on to become one the world’s leading midfielders.

GThe Anfield legend is now the manager of Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If he’s already being compared to Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, the Scottish wonderkid must be doing something right.

The Liverpool legend is widely considered one of the greatest midfielders to ever play in the English Premier League.

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