WEST BROM boss Darren Moore has completely ruled out the notion Celtic could keep Oli Burke longer should his loan spell in Glasgow be successful.

The Scottish International joined up with the Hoops in Dubai yesterday with many wondering if Celtic could pull off a deal for the midfielder in the summer under the right circumstances.

However, the West Brom boss sees this as the perfect opportunity for Oli to get revved up and ready to go for West Brom next season. The manager wants Burke to up his game and learn from Brendan Rodgers in the hope Oli heads back down south raring to go.

“Hopefully, we get him back at full throttle. He’s with a quality group of players, a club trying to win the Scottish Premiership.” Moore told SunSport.

“He’s working with an elite manager, at a club steeped in tradition. All that bodes well for his learning.

“He wants to play. It’s been difficult for him. It’s important he doesn’t go and sit around for the second half of the season.

“We need him coming back in the summer ready and contesting for a starting place at West Brom.”

Burke could prove invaluable to Celtic this term with the squad needing freshening up as the bhoys head into the second half of the season.

The club are top of the league with a game in hand, have a Scottish Cup to defend and the small matter of a doubleheader with Valencia in the Europa League.


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