Euro 2020: Billy Gilmour tests Positive for Covid-19, to miss Croatia tie – Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour has been tested positive for Covid-19 and will now miss their deciding match against Croatia which is scheduled to be played at Hampden Park on Tuesday.
Gilmour was pretty influential as the Scottish side held back England in a goalless draw and later the 20-year-old was adjudged the star of the match for his heroics on the pitch.
Scotland FA has confirmed the development. A 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.”
Scotland is in the dire need of a victory in their penultimate game and it remains to be seen who replaces Gilmour in the starting lineup.
With a Champions League medal to his name, the Chelsea midfielder would also miss the round of 16 ties if his side does make it to the round of 16.
Gilmour’s unavailability means Steve Clarke might need to fit Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay in the middle of the pitch or he could bring in Stuart Armstrong in the starting lineup.
Scotland squad for the Euro 2020:
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian), David Marshall (Derby County), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)
Defenders: Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Grant Hanley (Norwich City, Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Jack Hendry (KV Oostende)
Midfielders: Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), John McGinn (Aston Villa), John Fleck (Sheffield United), David Turnbull (Celtic)
Forwards: James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Che Adams (Southampton), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)