By Jason Jones

20th Dec, 2019 | 9:50am

Ibrox View: Rangers surely doing right thing by reportedly plotting to rip up starlet loan deal

OPINION

The whole point of a loan spell is for a player to go out and get the game time that they will not be afforded for one reason or another at their parent club. 

If they are not getting that game time, it subsequently becomes something of a pointless venture, and it is entirely understandable if their parent makes a move to cut that deal short.

And that appears to be what Rangers are planning to do with young winger Glenn Middleton.

According to a report from the Daily Record, the Gers are keen to recall the 19-year-old from his loan spell with Hibernian on the basis of him not featuring regularly enough for Jack Ross’ side.

The report also states that the Light Blues could then look to send him out on loan elsewhere for the remainder of the campaign.

So far this term, the U21 international has played a total of just 302 minutes in the Scottish Premiership over the course of six matches, as per Transfermarkt, and it’s no surprise that his form is taking a hit as a result.

Those appearances have yielded just one assist and no goals, and if you were Steven Gerrard watching on back at Ibrox, it’s as plain as anything what has to be done.

Bring the lad back, reassure him he still has a long term future in Glasgow, and get him back out an playing as soon as possible.

If that doesn’t happen, this could have lasting effects on his development.