Midfielder Liam Burt is still searching for a new club after leaving Celtic earlier this year, The Daily Record reports (05/10 live blog, 16:41).
As the paper reported in July, Burt and Celtic came to a mutual agreement on tearing up his contract in June despite having a further 12 months left on his two-year deal.
He’s since had trials at Sunderland and Barnsley but has failed to win a contract and will go deeper into October in an uncertain situation.
Burt joined the club in 2019 after progressing through the Rangers ranks, following an initial youth career at the Bhoys.
The boyhood Celtic fan spoke about his time at Lennoxtown with The Glasgow Times in August, telling them that he felt valued by manager Neil Lennon and had hoped to make a first-team breakthrough.
He said: “I think the manager did like me and he praised me a few times. There was once in particular I played alongside Leigh Griffiths and scored a hat-trick. I’ll never know what might have happened had the league continued, but the virus stopped that. I might have got a wee opportunity.
“I wasn’t going to Celtic expecting to be first-team right away, I knuckled down but it was going to be hard and it proved that. It’s completely understandable that I didn’t play with 10 in a row and so much at stake.”
Hopefully he finds a club sooner rather than later, north or south of the border.
During these difficult times we, of course, wish the best for all our former talents, regardless of how long they trained at the club or what level they are at.
Injuries have played an unfortunate part in Burt’s career to date and if he can find somewhere to play regularly, the midfielder can still develop into a fine senior player.