Manager tells star to ignore interest and copy PL star's path
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Manager tells star to ignore interest and copy PL star's path

Queen’s Park manager Mark Roberts has urged in-demand teenager Michael Ruth to ignore interest from Rangers and follow Liverpool star Andy Robertson’s route to the top.
Ruth was part of a young Gers squad which travelled to Germany last year and the 17-year-old remains on the Gers radar, according to the Scottish Sun.

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Roberts admits that there’s much interest in Ruth but believes sticking around at Hampden and playing first-team football is better for his career than joining a bigger club’s Academy.
“Michael is attracting interest from a number of clubs who are keen to see him join their youth programmes,” Roberts said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

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“I have told him that he would be better staying here and playing first-team football for another season or two than playing Reserve team football.
“Andrew Robertson, Lawrence Shankland and Blair Spittal are just 3 examples of players that stayed here and played first-team football rather than go into Development Academies. They have gone on to have good careers.
“Hopefully Michael will see that as the route to go down.”
Ruth recently scored his first senior goal in a 4-0 win over Albion Rovers and with Queen’s the only amateur side in the SPFL, a move elsehwere is likely.

Liverpool and Scotland star Robertson started his senior career at Hampden after being released by Celtic before winning a move to Dundee United.

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If Ruth continues to impress as he has then a move somewhere to play first-team football would be far more beneficial for him.
He’d have no chance of that at Ibrox however so it may mean an Ibrox move is a non-starter.

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