The 17-year-old impressed boss Ally McCoist with a fine attacking display for the reserve team last night, earning a call in to the boss’s senior squad for tonight’s match with Queen of the South.
It remains to be seen if the youngster will be included in McCoist’s final 16 for the Ramsdens Cup quarter final, but even being part of the build up at Ibrox is an exciting prospect for the midfielder.
And he admits he was delighted to have the opportunity to impress the first team coaches in the 5-1 reserve win over East Fife.
He said: “Even being in the squad and not getting on the bench is a huge step up and I’d love that experience.
“The coaches said they thought I played really well and to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully I’ll get my chance.
“A lot of young boys have gone round and done well like Lewis and Barrie so hopefully one day it will be my chance to do what they have done.”
McCoist was clearly impressed by the midfielder as he set up three goals in the comfortable victory and Aird too was pleased with his own performance.
He added: “I was happy that I kept getting on the ball and kept getting at the defence. That’s what the coaches tell me to do and I was happy with my performance.
“One of my strengths is getting on the ball and getting at defenders and putting crosses in to the box and that’s what I did so I’m pleased.”