LIAM BURT was delighted to get the win over and above anything else to keep Rangers on the trophy hunt as an under-20 side comfortably seen off the challenge of Queen’s Park, winning 5-1 in the Glasgow Cup.
The 20-year-old played the full match and looked to get on the front foot at every opportunity as he played in the attacking forward three before dropping into the midfield trio later on in the cup tie.
A Josh McPake brace was accompanied by Stephen Kelly’s long-range goal and clinical strikes from Glenn Middleton and Dapo Mebude as the Gers made it 11 goals from two Glasgow Cup sectional fixtures.
On a hard astroturf pitch on an extremely cold Sunday afternoon at the Hummel Training Centre, Rangers did not play their most free-flowing brand of football despite controlling the game and never really looking in danger of not winning the match against the Spiders.
And Burt was just delighted to get another Glasgow Cup victory under their belts after braving some harsh winter conditions in Milngavie.
He said: “Just getting the win was the most pleasing aspect today obviously, it’s a competition we want to be winning so getting the win was the most important thing.
“It was really comfortable in the end but we could have made it a lot easier just being more ruthless and slicker. Obviously the pitch didn’t help that but the main thing is we got the win so everybody is happy.
“The main team talk before the game was get through and get the win, obviously it was comfortable in the end. We definitely were the better team but I think as a team we know we can do a hundred times better so hopefully we can push on and learn from that game.
“Queen’s Park made it hard for us, so credit to them in parts but it’s a cup game it’s obviously difficult. The pitch didn’t help for us to be as slick as we can but our quality shone through in the end and we got a comfortable victory.
“I got 90 minutes last week and 90 minutes again, so I’m just building it up to getting fitter and getting more game time and hopefully kick on. Getting into the first team is definitely something I’m looking to, it’s why everybody else is here to get round to the first team and hopefully impress and show what you can do in the first team.”