Controversial ex-Rangers kid handed Premiership trial after Celtic exit
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Controversial ex-Rangers kid handed Premiership trial after Celtic exit

Controversial former Rangers youngster Liam Burt has been handed the chance to get his career back on track at Aberdeen after his unceremonious exit from Celtic over the summer.

Burt moved to Celtic after being released by the Gers in 2019 but only lasted a year before he was let go by his boyhood heroes as well, leaving him looking for a new club ever since.

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Dons boss Derek McInnes confirmed Burt would be training with Aberdeen’s second string over the coming days as he ponders whether to hand the former Scotland youth international a deal.

“We just invited Liam to come and train,” McInnes told the Daily Record. “He will train with the development squad over the next few days and we will have a look at him.”

“Because we knew we had a couple of practice matches coming up we thought it was a chance to get him in to have a look and for him to have a look at us.

The midfielder made three appearances in total for Rangers after making his first-team debut against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship in March 2016.

While at Ibrox, Burt also spent time out on loan, with two unconvincing spells in the Scottish Championship with Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic doing little to push him closer to the first-team at Rangers.

If he does sign for the Pittodrie side, he’ll have at least one familiar face there in ex-Rangers team-mate Ross McCrorie, with the Gers loanee making an impressive go of things in the Granite City under McInnes.

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