Rangers have confirmed this week that Academy prospect Liam Burt has signed a one-year contract extension at the club to the summer of 2019.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) July 2, 2018
The teenager made his debut for the club back in 2016 at the age of just 17, but has managed to make just three appearances for the senior side in total. His previous deal had been due to expire this summer.
He spent the second half of last season out on loan at Scottish Championship side Dumbarton, making 19 appearances for total and getting vital first-team experience under his belt. Although he impressed in midfield for the Sons, the team were subsequently relegated to League One.
It’ll be interesting to see which path his career now takes over the next 12 months. With the deal only being a year, the pressure remains on to continue his development and fight for his future at Ibrox.
Can he make an impact on Gerrard’s first team squad or is a loan more viable? Perhaps gaining experience in the Scottish Premiership would go a long way towards becoming the calibre of player Rangers need.
These supporters are delighted he has signed a new deal and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Pleased that Liam Burt has signed on for another year. I would imagine the club will look at Loaning Liam out again as playing 1st team football is a must for him.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) July 2, 2018
Big season Liam… right in Gerard’s face from the start #letsgo
— David Anderson (@estateplonker) July 2, 2018
Well deserved @LiamBurt10
— Raymond Innes (@InnesRaymond) July 2, 2018
Nice one, Liam ????????
— Ali (@Ali16137476) July 2, 2018
Should go to a Championship side looking for promotion to see if he has the winning mentality or even a bottom 6 SPFL side to see if he has what it takes in the top flight.
— Will ???? (@Frewsy94) July 2, 2018
Well done Liam ⚽️⚽️
— anne mcgillivray (@annemc0507) July 2, 2018
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