Billy Gilmour has been told he has added an attacking edge and a tenacity to his game – with more to come.

The Albion midfielder is preparing for more international action as Scotland play Georgia today (5pm).

Former Scotland international Alan Hutton, who now does media work, has always been an admirer of Gilmour but says he has developed in Roberto De Zerbi’s set-up.

Hutton said: “It has taken a little bit of time to kind of show his qualities.

“He’s not just tidy on the ball or someone who just keeps the ball ticking over, which at times I thought he was.

“I think he's now added to his game going forward and he's tenacious.

“I didn't realise he was like that. He wants to win the ball back.

“He can be aggressive and he very rarely gives the ball away I think those are top qualities to have as a midfielder. He stands out for Scotland.”

Gilmour played the vast majority of Albion’s recent win at Ajax and tested the keeper in the draw which followed versus Sheffield United.

Hutton told “He is now playing at a very high level for Brighton.

“He's still very young and he's learning from a top-quality manager so I think he's only going to get better and his confidence will grow.

“In a Scotland shirt, he’s a key part of what we’re doing at this moment in time.

“I think he really does stand out for Scotland with the qualities he has.”