Sunderland Underneath-21 boss Graeme Murty believes that the state of affairs round Chris Rigg is analogous in some ways to that he encountered at Rangers when there was massive hype over Billy Gilmour.
Murty, a former Rangers youth coach, took over the Sunderland academy in October of this yr and gave 15-year-old Rigg his third Underneath-21 look of the season earlier this month.
Rigg has impressed Sunderland supervisor Tony Mowbray and was a part of the squad that travelled to Birmingham Metropolis final Friday to face John Eustace’s aspect.
The younger midfielder has impressed Murty by showcasing his skills and the Sunderland Underneath-21s boss believes the state of affairs is much like one he encountered at Ibrox.
Murty, who labored with Gilmour at Rangers, believes recalled how there was big hype and expectation hooked up to the teen and needs to make use of his expertise of that state of affairs to assist Rigg.
“It’s really interesting because there are parallels between him and Billy Gilmour who I saw close at hand at Rangers, because of the young age and interest in the player”, Murty was quoted as saying by the Sunderland Echo.
“We’ve to ensure that in the beginning the messages are constant for him so there isn’t any confusion for him.
“We have to make sure that we individualise his programme because he’ll be on a different programme to his peers of the same age.”
The 15-year-old has captained England’s Underneath-17 aspect and has drawn curiosity from a number of Premier League outfits, however Sunderland will probably be hoping to maintain maintain of him.
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