Oliver Burke keen to develop under Brendan Rodgers’ management

Scottish forward Oliver Burke has revealed his pleasure after sealing a short-term loan move to Celtic where he is hoping to become a better player under Brendan Rodgers’ guidance. The 21-year-old has experienced a frustrating season with West Bromwich Albion where he has been restricted to just three substitute appearances but he has been given the opportunity to revive his career with the Hoops.

In an interview covered by Celtic’s website, Burke revealed that Rodgers had a huge influence on him making the switch to Parkhead during the transfer window. He added to praise the qualities of Rodgers while saying that he would like to become a better player under the tutelage of the former Liverpool boss.

He said: “I had a phone call with the gaffer and it really influenced me in coming here and joining such a great club. He’s a fantastic manager and I’m really looking forward to developing under him and getting better and better each day. That’s one of the key reasons why I came, I know I’m know I’m going to develop and become a better player under him if I listen and work hard.”

Burke had been making a name for himself during his time with RB Leipzig where he made 25 appearances during the 2016/17 campaign. However, the decision to join the Baggies thereafter has not quite worked out and the restricted game time has eventually urged him to pursue a fresh club where he has the assurance of making the playing field.

Meanwhile, Celtic are facing one of their toughest challenges yet for the Scottish Premiership with Rangers behind them on only goal difference at the halfway stage. However, they do have a game in hand when compared to their Old Firm rivals and that could be hugely beneficial in their quest to secure an eighth-straight league crown.