Scotland have reportedly been handed a major boost ahead of this summer's European Championships.

Billy Gilmour set alarms off yesterday when he took to social media to show himself watching his Brighton teammates take on Liverpool from home while wearing a leg brace.

The midfielder, 22, appeared to injure himself during the friendly defeat to Northern Ireland last Tuesday after a hefty tackle on Brodie Spencer.

Despite concerns over the ex-Chelsea player's fitness heading into the season run-in ahead of Euro 2024, the Daily Record states he's still on track to play for the national team at the tournament.

It's said he will be out of action for around four weeks, but will return to Premier League football by the end of the month.

Gilmour and Brighton are believed to be targeting the game against Manchester City on April 25 for his return. This means he will miss matches with Brentford, Arsenal and Burnley.

If all goes to schedule, Gilmpur will have five club matches to finish off the campaign, before joining up with Steve Clarke's preliminary Euros squad for friendlies at the start of June against Gibraltar and Finland. 

It's then all eyes on Germany when the Scots take on the host nation in the opening game on June 14.

Gilmour has been an integral part of Brighton's success this term making 36 appearances in all competitions.

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Meanwhile, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has backed the decision to award Rangers a penalty against Hibs - but also the call their goal out.

The ex-whistler branded the decision to award a spot-kick "absolutely right" but admitted he missed the foul on John Souttar in the first instance.

Gallagher added that a yellow card for Nectar Triantis was also the right decision after the collision in the box at Ibrox.