Scotland boss Burley backs Wigan target McCormack for Premiership success

Scotland boss George Burley believes Motherwell striker Ross McCormack is capable of succeeding in the Premiership.

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Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough have been linked with the ex-Rangers trainee and Burley says: "He started the season very well with Motherwell and then maybe tapered off towards the end, but he's a young player with potential. Hopefully, he can keep improving and fulfil that potential.

"As for whether he's got the qualities to do well in the Premiership, that is something he's got to prove. That's all there to be done. He's still young, he's had a good season and, if he has decided to go to England, it's a big challenge for him.

"It's up to Ross to show he can do it. He's got to prove he won't just get lost down there. You are never going to stop people trying to move on and improve themselves.

"Ross can play wide or through the middle. He can certainly deliver the ball and his free-kicks are exceptional.

Given consistency and progression of his game, he could do well."

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