CALLUM MCGREGOR has detailed the qualities and the characteristics that he is confident will take midfielder Billy Gilmour to the top of the game for club and country.

The 20-year-old continued his rise and rise for Steve Clarke's side with another accomplished performance in the victory over Moldova on Saturday night.

Now Gilmour has Austria in his sights as Scotland aim to kick-start their World Cup qualification bid with a much-needed Group F win in Vienna this evening.

McGregor has seen Gilmour in action at close hand during the European Championships and Scotland's last two fixtures in their Qatar campaign.

And the Celtic captain can't help but be impressed and excited at the way in which Gilmour has gone from strength to strength as he looks to make his mark in the Premier League with Norwich this term.

McGregor said: "He is obviously technically very, very good. He sees the pictures, he sees them early.

"You see him and he’ll play it first time round the corner and stride forward getting ready for the next one. You can see he is piecing the game together bit by bit.

"That’s what you need to do. You need to think about, not just your part, but the next part of the move. He does that very well.

"Everything he does is so simple, but it looks great. And that’s the sign of a good midfielder; he can make difficult things look easy.

"He sees the picture in his head, playing the ball round the corner then on to the next one. You need to be able to read the game and he does it so well.

"For somebody so young he has obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.

"Maturity wise he is probably ahead of his time, which is excellent.

"Hopefully he can keep progressing and getting better and playing at this level will help him."