By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

16th Jul, 2021 | 2:10pm

Alex McLeish reacts as Ciaran Dickson released by Rangers

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Alex McLeish was left disappointed as Rangers decided to dump young talent Ciaran Dickson in the past week.

The youngster has since joined Premier League side Burnley on trial and played against our B team in a friendly.

McLeish insisted that young players must learn the values of the game, as that is what Alex Ferguson always used to say.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I read all of that stuff about him.

“It’s just part of the process, learning the game and values. They’re very important to every young player, Alex Ferguson said that.

“We are hoping that Dickson can make himself a very good player, but that is up to him.

Lesson learned.

Reports suggested that Dickson was breaking the rules at Auchenhowie, and even failed to report to training at times.

Steven Gerrard won’t stand for things such as that, especially from his stars, but nevermind younger promising players.

Dickson appears to have been acting as though he had already made it at Ibrox, and that is a shocking attitude.

The future was there if he wanted it in Glasgow having made his first-team debut last season, but it has been thrown away.

It isn’t always greener on the other side, and after our B team smashed Burnley under-23s, it looks as though he has learned that already.

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