Mark Warburton tips Rangers prospect Liam Burt for 'really bright future' at Ibrox

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has tipped youngster Liam Burt to become a real star at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official YouTube channel that young midfielder Liam Burt is a 'good talent' having made his first-team debut this week.

The Gers beat Raith Rovers 2-0 on Tuesday night, as goals from Harry Forrester and Lee Wallace sent Rangers 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.

The game was particularly special for midfielder Liam Burt, who made his Rangers debut as a second half substitute, just one month after his 17th birthday.

Burt, who was released by Old Firm rivals Celtic before signing for Rangers in 2014, is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Scottish football, and Rangers fans were certainly pleased to see him making his bow on Tuesday night.

Earlier today, Burt signed a new contract with Rangers, committing his future to the club until the summer of 2018, and the Scotland Under-17 captain - who has also turned out for his country's Under-16 and Under-19 teams - is tipped to make real progress over the coming years.

Speaking to the Rangers YouTube channel earlier today, manager Mark Warburton suggested that Burt had a 'really bright future' ahead of him at Ibrox, and said the midfielder was fearless on his debut earlier this week ahead of a possible substitute role against Dundee on Saturday.

"He's fearless," said Warburton. "He's a young player who has done exceptional well here. He's done really well internationally for the Under-17's and Under-19's, he's just signed a new contract with us and he's got a really bright future - he's a good talent," he added.

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