Midfielder dreamed of Celtic return even when he was at Ibrox

Liam Burt has opened up on how he always dreamt of a move back to Celtic, even when he was on the books at Ibrox.

The midfielder signed a two-year deal in the summer and revealed that, despite making a number of first-team appearances for Rangers, it was a burning ambition to return to the club he joined as an eight-year-old.

Speaking to the Celtic View, the 20-year-old said: “This is my boyhood club and, ever since I left, I’ve wanted to come back.

Burt was at Ibrox for around eight years and said that he “wasn’t enjoying his football” towards the end of his time at Ibrox.

He continued: “I had a talk with Rangers and expressed my feeling, they expressed theirs and we parted ways.

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“Willie McStay was always back and forth with me. I had other options, but this was my main focus.”

Back in his spiritual home, Burt is now looking to force his way into Neil Lennon’s side by getting noticed in the reserves.

He said: “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.”

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard signing George Edmundson will have endeared himself to the club’s fans after seeming to have enjoyed the defeat from Celtic.

He said: “It was a good experience even though the result was not the best. But we have watched it back, we learn from it and we go again,” reports Football Scotland.

Hopefully, the former Oldham defender will have another two “good experiences” just like it, or three if they make the split!


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