Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss Scotland’s final Euro 2020 group match after returning a positive result for COVID-19.
A positive COVID-19 test has ruled Billy Gilmour out of Scotland’s Euro 2020 match against Croatia on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old gave a man-of-the-match performance in the Tartan Army’s 0-0 draw with England last Friday and seemed set for another chance in the line-up for Tuesday’s Group D finale.
The Scottish Football Association (SFA), however, has announced Gilmour is in quarantine after contracting coronavirus.
“The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scotland national team playing squad, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for Covid-19,” read a statement.
“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.”
Gilmour’s absence comes a big blow for Scotland ahead of a must-win affair at Hampden Park.
Steve Clarke’s men currently sit bottom of Group D on a single point from two games and behind third-placed Croatia on an inferior goal difference.