Liam Burt has insisted that signing a new deal with Rangers means a lot to him after he penned a contract extension at the club last week.

The attacking midfielder, who has regularly featured for the Gers Under-20s this season, was one of seven academy players to sign new deals recently.

Burt also recently made his first team debut for the Scottish giants when he came on as a late substitute in the 2-0 win over Raith Rovers in a Scottish Championship fixture on 1st March.

And the 17-year-old, who explained that his sole focus and commitment is towards Rangers over the coming years, stated that he is desperate to experience further first team appearances for the Ibrox outfit, having already got the taste for it.

“It means a lot to sign with Rangers, especially having got on the pitch the other week there against Raith”, he told Rangers TV.


“I want to go on and do that a lot more, and signing this new deal means I’m committed to Rangers and my focus is here for the next few years.”

Burt, whose present contract with Rangers runs until 31st May 2018, joined the club’s academy from Celtic in 2014.

The youngster’s team are currently 14 points clear at the top of the league standings with a game in hand.