SINCE swapping Ibrox for Stamford Bridge, it's fair to say that Billy Gilmour's star is on the rise.

The talented youngster was tipped for stardom from a young age before moving to Chelsea.

Under Frank Lampard this season, Gilmour has made his first appearance in the Premier League, was handed his first start in the League Cup and started against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

But even as Gilmour's career has taken off, he hasn't forgotten his Rangers roots.

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The 18-year-old midfielder revealed that he always tries to watch Rangers and keeps in touch with his old team-mates.

When asked on talkSPORT if he still followed Rangers, Gilmour replied: "I definitely do.

"I always keep in contact with my friends at Rangers.

"Every opportunity I get when I'm up the road I go and watch them.

"Hopefully Rangers can do it [win the Premiership] this season."