Scotland and Chelsea star Billy Gilmour will miss his side’s clash with Croatia after
testing positive for Covid-19.
A Scotland statement read: “The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scotland
National Team playing squad, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded,
Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s UEFA EURO 2020
Group D match against Croatia at Hampden.”
The Chelsea midfielder was named man of the match after his performance in his side’s
goalless draw with England last Friday night, earning rave reviews for his display in
the centre of midfield.
Gilmour started Scotland’s opening game against the Czech Republic at Hampden Park
on the bench and only emerged in the latter stages as Clarke’s men were beaten 2-0.
His performance at Wembley means it was likely that Gilmour would have started against
Croatia, who also have one point after two games.
Scotland knows anything less than a win will see them exit the competition, as their
standing means they’re unlikely to qualify as one of the third-placed teams.