Rangers midfielder agrees emergency loan move to Championship club - report
By Richard Parks
Rangers midfielder Liam Burt has agreed the terms of an emergency loan move to Scottish Championship side Dumbarton, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim that the highly rated 19-year-old is set to complete a temporary transfer from Ibrox that initially runs for a month but could be extended to 93 days.
Dumbarton manager Stevie Aitken is set to secure the second out-of-window loan signing of a Rangers player this month after sealing a deal for Aiden Wilson last week.
The teenage attacking midfielder has made three appearances for the Rangers first-team after making his debut as a sub in a 2-0 home win over Raith Rovers in the Championship in March 2016.
Burt joins Dumbarton as they sit ninth in the Championship and they are set to be next in action against Welsh side TNS in tomorrow’s Irn-Bru Cup semi-final.
Football Insider verdict:
A move to a club where he can play regular senior football is just what Burt needs at this stage of his career. Playing for the Rangers youth team is all well and good, but it is far better to be playing against senior pros who are more physical and will ask more questions of his technique and character. Burt is a highly promising player but he is a long way off the Gers first team and this is a sensible move for all parties as Dumbarton’s number two Ian Durrant makes use of his Rangers contacts once again.
In other Rangers transfer news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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