Mills explains why McBurnie would be brilliant for Rangers and hails one hidden attribute

Danny Mills has backed Oli McBurnie to “thrive” at Rangers if he were to sign this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender insisted the Scotland international would “score goals” for Rangers despite his indifferent season.

The Daily Mail report McBurnie, who is valued at £15million by Sheffield United, is a summer target for Rangers.

The striker, 24, is a boyhood Rangers fan and does not take part in pre-game huddles for Sheffield United due to their association with Celtic.

He moved to Bramhall Lane for £20million two years ago from Swansea City but has struggled to reproduce the form that earned him a move to the top-flight.

This season, he scored just once in 23 Premier League games, including 12 starts, as the Blades finished bottom and were relegated back to the Championship.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Asked whether McBurnie would be a good signing for Rangers, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “He’s got real pace and he’s scored goals before but it’s not really happened for him at Sheffield United.

“Maybe that’s the way that they play, the move didn’t work out. If he wants to continue to score goals, he has to move on.

“Definitely, he could thrive there in the Scottish Premiership, he could go there and score goals.”

Leeds-born McBurnie has never played domestic football in Scotland but has scored an impressive 31 goals in 59 games in the English Championship.

He is yet to score for the Scotland national side in 17 games and was ruled out of the squad for this summer’s European Championships with injury.

In other news, the jewel in Rangers’ crown could be lured by one of three Premier League clubs.