Former Rangers wonderkid Billy Gilmour has been opening up on his time at the club, revealing just how positive an influence Kenny Miller is on his career.

The immensely talented midfielder is now at Chelsea, but he began his career at Ibrox. Still only 18, Gilmour is now plying his trade with the Chelsea U23s.

But despite having a bright future down south, the future Scotland midfielder still keeps in touch with his former mentor at Ibrox.

Gilmour was very highly rated during his time at Ibrox but never played for the first team. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“The first time I went up [to the Rangers first team], I didn’t really know where to sit at the breakfast table,” Gilmour told the Football Daft podcast [episode 4, 46:30].

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“Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace were at the top. Obviously, they’re captains.

 

“Miller took me under his wing”

“Kenny Miller spoke to me before when I was younger. He came into the changing rooms and was asking ‘what was the score the day?’ and I kept talking to him saying ‘I scored the goals’, giving him it back. So he remembered that, and he was like come up here.

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“Kenny Miller kind of took me under his wing basically. I still keep in contact with him all the time. Every time I’m up I try to get to meet him, go for something to eat.”

It’s great to see just how much Miller relished that mentor role, and despite neither players being at the club, his influence over Gilmour is clear to see.

Kenny Miller was a very positive influence behind the scenes at Ibrox. He’s certainly left a lasting impression on Billy Gilmour. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Billy Gilmour was touted for big things at Ibrox but eventually opted for a move to Chelsea for £500k in 2017.

Whilst the youngster is destined for big things in the game, could we ever see him back at Ibrox on loan?

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