Speaking to a Twitter Q&A, Liam Burt has explained what Lee Wallace told him when stepping onto the field to make his Rangers debut.
I was trying to focus on the game and Lee Wallace came up to reassure and told me to keep it simple https://t.co/EyiAnoE5C6— Rangers Youth DC (@rfc_rydc) March 2, 2016
The 17-year-old midfielder made his first ever appearance for the Gers on Tuesday evening, playing the final 10 minutes of a Scottish Championship tie against Raith Rovers.
Burt is held in extremely high regard by the Rangers coaching staff, and even though he is so young, Mark Warburton looks ready to put faith in him.
He is already capped at Under-19 level by Scotland, and has spent much of the season training with Warburton’s senior team, although he has been playing with the development squad.
It is clear he is far too good for that level, as continued excellent performances have shown, and Warburton felt the youngster was ready to experience his first taste of senior competitive football.
As he came onto the field of play, Burt has revealed that Rangers captain Lee Wallace gave him some advice, telling him to keep it simple and simply reassure him that everything would be fine.
It must be an intense experience for a young player to make their debut at Ibrox, but Burt will be hoping that Tuesday’s game was the first of many for the Gers.