Billy Gilmour, Chelsea youngster, injured during Scotland Under-21s duty, pens 4-year deal

Billy Gilmour, Chelsea youngster, injured during Scotland Under-21s duty, pens 4-year deal

- Billy Gilmour, Chelsea youngster, has picked up an injury while on Scotland Under-21s duty

- The 18-year-old made his Chelsea debut less than two weeks ago in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United

- Gilmour has been handed a new four-year contract at Chelsea

Billy Gilmour, Chelsea youngster, has cropped an injured during Scotland Under-21s duty weeks after debut.

According to UK Sun report, the 18-year-old Chelsea youngster played no part in Scotland Under-21s' win over Croatia, courtesy of a groin injury.

Gilmour is now expected to undergo further scan when he returns to west London to ascertain the extent he will be ruled out of action.

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Reacting on the Gilmour’s injury after the win over Croatia, Scotland Under-21s manager Scot Gemmill rued the setback, even as he wished the youngster an early comeback.

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He said: “Billy was injured in training on Monday. We wish him a speedy recovery.

"It’s come at a bad time for him since he’s just made his Chelsea debut.

“Everyone was gutted for Billy. If I put my manager’s hat on it was another opportunity for a different player.

“But when any player gets injured the night before a game at training then of course it is a huge blow.”

Interestingly, Gilmour was on parade for Chelsea in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on August 31, coming off the bench in his debut appearance for the Frank Lampard’s side.

Meanwhile, Gilmour has penned a new four-year contract at Chelsea after his Premier League last month.

The Scotland Under-21 international featured in Frank Lampard’s first two pre-season games in Dublin back in July before returning to start the season with our development squad.

Speaking moments after signing the dotted lines, the Scotland Under-21 international, stressed he was looking forward to continue his development at Chelsea.

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“It’s really exciting for me and my family to sign this four-year deal with the club," Gilmour was quoted as saying to Chelsea official website after signing the extension that will keep him at the club until 2023.

‘Frank has come in and everyone is buzzing, training is really good and there’s a high standard to everything we do. There are exciting times ahead and hopefully I can work hard to get more opportunities as well," he submitted. reported earlier that Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, could miss the services of up to eight players when his side returns to action on Saturday, September 14.

Lampard has endured a difficult start to life as Chelsea manager, collecting a single victory in the club's four matches of the new season.

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