Former Rangers defender Harris O’Connor could be set for a move to the Premier League after the teenager turned out as a trialist for Burnley under-23.
O’Connor, who has also spent time training with Stoke City and Airdrie after leaving Rangers, seems to be in high demand and the centre-back could make a surprise switch to Turf Moor following his Ibrox release.
Burnley’s under-23s faces Lancaster City last night and have also featured another former Rangers kid recently in Ciaran Dickson.
Dickson came off the bench in last night’s 2-1 defeat by the minnows, with Airdrie midfielder Thomas Robert also involved in the second half.
Despite the result, Burnley’s acting under-23 boss Mike Jackson was happy with the performance, singling out former Manchester United kid Mike Helm.
“There are some very good technical players in there and it’s our job to give them that game management and that bit of savvy and work out the problems that are happening on the pitch,” said Jackson
“You don’t want to tell them it all the time. You want them to work it out themselves.
“Young Mark, who has just joined us, is an outstanding talent.
“He’s still got a long, long way to go but you can the technical ability he’s got.
“There were some pleasing performances in it and some where you think they need to do more.
“But that’s where we’re at. It’s development but you want them to keep improving and they need to try and keep improving and learning from what’s happened in the last game.
“That’s our job to remind them and keep them on the right track.”
Former Rangers duo have massive opportunity at Premier League side
Dickson and O’Connor have a huge chance to win a deal at Burnley and kickstart their career’s after leaving Rangers.
While both’s release came as something of a surprise, it will be interesting to see whether Burnley offer both – or either – a contract this summer.