Two Premiership stars have been added to the ranks of a football academy co-owned by Motherwell star Andy Halliday.

It was recently revealed that the former Rangers midfielder, 32, has founded an academy with his younger brother Robbie. 

Halliday still plays for the Steelman in Scotland's top flight but picked up coaching experience last season with Open Goal Broomhill's Under-20s team. Robbie also coached the same team before the partnership was ended.

Now, a few weeks on from launching their Player 2 Pro project, the Halliday brothers have announced who will be joining them on their journey to coaching the next generation.

Fellow Motherwell teammate, and Scotland back-up goalkeeper, Liam Kelly will be part of the coaching team, and so will Kilmarnock squad player Gary Mackay-Steven, who has had a top career at Dundee United, Celtic, Aberdeen, New York City and Hearts.

Rangers Women's striker Kirsty Howat will also be part of the team, as will Lorenzo Giovanzzi, a development coach who plays in the West of Scotland Football League.

It's understood Mackay-Steven has his UEFA B licence, while Kelly is currently undertaking the course for the badge in that category. Howat holds a C licence. 

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Meanwhile, Sam Lammers lasted just six months into a long-term contract at Rangers this season.

The Dutchman joined FC Utrecht on loan in January as the Ibrox club looked to move on the attacking midfielder after a difficult start to life in Glasgow. 

He signed under Michael Beale for a fee of around £3.5m from Serie A side Atalanta, so there were fairly weighty expectations among fans about what the 26-year-old could do for the club.

But things didn't work out, and despite having the chance to work under new boss Philippe Clement, he was moved out on loan in the most recent transfer window.