Rangers youngster sends message to Forest winger on Twitter after cameo appearance

City Ground

Rangers youngster Ryan Hardie was impressed with the performance of Oliver Burke for Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Sunday evening.

Rangers striker Ryan Hardie has taken to social networking site Twitter to praise Oliver Burke for his performance for Nottingham Forest against Leeds United at the weekend.

Burke did not start the Championship game at the City Ground but he came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute, as the encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.

Hardie, who is 18 years of age and has already played for the Rangers first team, was following the match, and he was impressed with the cameo appearance of the Forest winger.

During his time on the pitch against Leeds, Burke, who is also 18 years of age and plays as a winger, took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 75%, created one chance, put in one cross, and made one interception.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the City Ground, hosts Forest had just 39% of the possession, took 16 shots of which only three were on target, and earned five corners.

Dougie Freedman’s side will return to Championship action on Tuesday evening when they take on Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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