Although the February addition has only played 1 minute for St. Johnstone, in the 3-0 trouncing of Motherwell away at Fir Park, Callum Davidson is clearly a fan of the young midfielder. There are certainly no arguments about his pedigree.
Here's what Callum Davidson had to say, “So it’s a bit similar to Guy Melamed when he came in, the opportunities to see what he can do are limited so it takes longer."
“Charlie has incredible ability, his touch and movement are good. he’s a big lad, he’s a box to box midfielder and has a great attitude so all the attributes are there."
"It has just been a case of getting him up to speed because he was short of fitness when he arrived here.
He’s suffered a bit from us being unable to get him games because of Covid and in another year we would have been able to get a proper look at him far earlier. But there have been no reserve matches and because of the size of squad we have, we can’t arrange bounce games."
“So it’s a bit similar to Guy Melamed when he came in, the opportunities to see what he can do are limited so it takes longer. It’s very similar and in terms of playing, he’s technically very good like Guy is.”
“At a club like St Johnstone it’s important to carry on that way because it gives us a chance to pick up good quality, work on developing them and then get the benefits. We wouldn’t be able to afford an Ali McCann so we have to find them ourselves.”
This shows that Callum Davidson holds a high opinion of Gilmour and we should expect to see him in a saints shirt in the near future.
Overall, Gilmour has great potential for saints and could become a key player if he is able to hit his stride and get a run of games especially due to the advancing age of our midfield, bar Ali McCann.
[Charlie Gilmour battles with an opposition player - Image: @SNS]