Former Celtic and Rangers youngster Liam Burt is still on the lookout for a new club after his move to Barnsley fell through.

The promising 21-year-old spent some time on trial at Oakwell and enjoyed a successful time there where he scored in bounce games against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday. He also impressed against Derby County.

A deal could not be struck, however, and now the midfielder is searching for a new club following his Parkhead exit.

Burt also spent time training with Sunderland in League One and hoped to land a move, but it is understood that the Black Cats opted to sign a more experienced player ahead of him.

Burt recently spoke with Herald and Times Sport about his time as a player at both Celts and the Light Blues. He still has admirers at both clubs behind the scenes, however he acknowledged it would always be difficult to oust the likes of Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor.

"It was always going to be a challenge to break in," he said. "I knew that before I went back in. I had confidence in my ability that I showed the manager and he gave me some good praise when I was there. Especially after my year at Rangers being in and out with injury.

"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."