Archie Gemmill claims Nottingham Forest's Oliver Burke could become 'exceptionally good'

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Archie Gemmill has praised Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke.

Scottish football legend and former Nottingham Forest star Archie Gemmill has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks winger Oliver Burke can become 'exceptionally good'

Burke, 18, was born in Kirkcaldy but joined Nottingham Forest as a child way back in 2005, making his way up through the ranks at the City Ground.

The winger only made three appearances last season, but has emerged in the first team this term, scoring twice in 15 games for Forest so far.

Burke's promising displays have earned him great praise, and the pacey wide man has now been handed a call-up to the full Scotland squad by manager Gordon Strachan.

Forest fans are understandably excited about Burke's future at the City Ground, and now former midfielder Archie Gemmill has offered his opinion on the teenager.

Gemmill has told The Scottish Sun that, whilst it's too soon to really judge Burke given that he hasn't played that many first-team games for Forest, he thinks Burke could become an 'exceptionally good player'.

Gemmill also praised Burke for his combination of strength and pace, but added that he still has a lot to learn in terms of his end product.

"Oliver has only played 14 first-team games so it’s a wee bit early to discuss him in depth," said Gemmill. "He’s scored a couple of goals then been left out for a few games. He’s got a bit of strength and pace in abundance. He’s still got a bit to learn. Things like when to get rid of the ball and when not to."

"But I’m sure it will be a great experience for Oliver when he joins up with Scotland. Hopefully he can come on from it. Once he learns a little bit more about the game he could be an exceptionally good player," he added.

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