Rangers coach raves about teenage wonderkid Liam Burt, linked to bitter rivals

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Rangers coach Ian Durrant has been raving about Liam Burt, who was recently linked to Celtic.

Rangers coach Ian Durrant has told the official club website he wishes he could have a whole youth team made up of players like Liam Burt.

Burt, 16, was part of the Rangers under-20 team which suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to St Johnstone.

Durrant feels the teenager put his more senior teammates to shame, and set a shining example.

He said: "Liam has been fantastic; he showed what he can do again with a great goal and some great touches – I just wish we’d had eight or nine Liam Burt’s today.”

The next team the under-20 team face are rivals Celtic, a club linked with signing Burt earlier in the transfer window.

The Scottish Sun reported Celtic were hoping to lure Burt to make a switch, but Rangers are confident they can get the teenager to sign a new contract.

By giving him chances to play with players above his age group they are doing all the right things in terms of his development.

Burt is a Scotland youth international of who there are high hopes. While his coaching staff continue to rave about him in the manner Durrant has, the hype will continue to build.

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