Celtic midfielder Liam Burt comments on Rangers spell

Victor Fernandez of Newcastle United (R) fights for the ball with Liam Burt of Glasgow Rangers (L) during the Main Cup Final match between Newcastle United and Glasgow Rangers, part of the...

Liam Burt left Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers and joined Celtic in the summer transfer window.

A general view of the stadium ahead of the pre-season friendly between Glasgow Rangers and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. Ibrox Stadium of Rangers

Celtic midfielder Liam Burt has told Celtic View (Pages 34+35, Volume 55, issue 10) that he did not enjoy his football at Rangers towards the end of last season.

Burt moved to Celtic in the summer transfer window after leaving bitter Old Firm rivals Rangers at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

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The 20-year-old midfielder started his footballing journey at the Hoops before joining Rangers.

The Scotland Under-21 international made a handful of appearances for the Gers first team, but the midfielder could not establish as a regular.

Burt has reflected on his spell at Rangers, and he has made it clear that he is happy to be back at Celtic.

Burt told Celtic View (Pages 34+35, Volume 55, issue 10): “This is my boyhood club and, ever since I left, I’ve wanted to come back. I was around eight when I first joined Celtic and I left at Under-12 level.

“Then I was at Rangers for around eight years. Towards the end of last season, I just wasn’t enjoying my football. I had a talk with Rangers and expressed my feeling, they expressed theirs and we parted ways. Willie McStay was always back and forth with me.

“I had other options, but this was my main focus. I’m hoping to start every game in the reserves, score more goals and catch the manager’s eye. It’s all down to impressing every day in training.”

Liam Burt of Glasgow Rangers (L) fights for the ball with Victor Fernandez of Newcastle United (R) during the Main Tournament match between Newcastle United and Glasgow Rangers, part of...

Celtic breakthrough

Burt is a very good and promising young midfielder who can certainly break into the Celtic first team.

However, it will take a while for the youngster to do so, as there is a strong competition for places in the first team.

What the Scotland Under-21 international now needs to do is work hard for the youth team and make the most of the chances he could get for the senior side.

Victor Fernandez of Newcastle United (R) fights for the ball with Liam Burt of Glasgow Rangers (L) during the Main Cup Final match between Newcastle United and Glasgow Rangers, part of the...

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