PL goal machine responds on Twitter to Rangers team news announcement ahead of Celtic clash

By Richard Parks

Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie urged Rangers on Twitter to fly out of the starting blocks in their Scottish Premiership clash against Celtic on Sunday.

The centre-forward, 21, delivered a social media rallying call after the Light Blues’ team was announced for the clash of the Glasgow titans at Ibrox.

Rangers have made three changes to their starting XI, with Wes Foderingham and fit-again pair Declan John and Jamie Murphy returning to the team.

McBurnie, who is a Scotland Under-21 international and a boyhood Rangers fan, is clearly hoping Graeme Murty’ side can breathe new life into the title race.

McBurnie has been banging in the goals Barnsley in a loan spell that has demonstrated he can be a Scotland star of the future.

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The Scotland Under-21 international has struck five goals in six Championship games for the Tykes, including four in their last three games from a left flank role.

Football Insider verdict:

McBurnie has made his allegiance clear ahead of the biggest match of Rangers’ season. With his contract at Swansea due to expire in the summer and his potential clear from a golden run for Barnsley, there will be hope from a selection of Ibrox supporters that a deal can be done for him to move permanently north of the border in the summer.

In other Rangers news, the club are firmly in the running to sign a goal machine from north-west English high flyers.

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