Rangers midfielder Glenn Middleton has departed for St Johnstone for the remainder of the season on loan, the club announced today, and fans are delighted for him.
The Scotland u21 winger has been limited to just one appearance this campaign for Steven Gerrard’s men. He came on as a substitute in the 4-0 League Cup win to Falkirk.
Middleton moves to McDiarmid Park in search of some first-team football. He signed for Rangers in January 2018 from Norwich City and is highly rated at the club.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 25, 2021
Saints manager Callum Davidson has been keen to bolster his attacking options. His side are currently 9th in the Scottish Premier League with one win in their last five matches.
They are however into the final of the Scottish League Cup final, after hammering Hibernian 3-0 in the semi-final at Hampden Park.
The move to Perth should be a good one for Middleton, who’s previously had loan spells with Hibernian and Bradford City.
The 21-year-old has struggled to get into the first-team at Ibrox this season as Gerrard’s men have taken the league by storm.
Kemar Roofe, Ryan Kent, and Alfredo Morelos in particular have been in fantastic form this campaign, limiting any first-team opportunities for the youngster.
The Bears find themselves on 69 points after 25 games, with an astonishing 23 point gap over reigning champions Celtic.
Middleton’s departure was announced today on the Rangers official Twitter account and well wishes were sent by many Gers fans.
Ibrox News has picked out the best reactions for you below:
Good move for Glen, showed alot of promise and was highly tipped when we signed him from Norwich. Hopefully his loan spell goes well and he can try and force his way into the team next season. https://t.co/52pHK7j4tA
— The Rangers Rabble Podcast ⚽ (@RangersRabble) January 25, 2021
— 𝕽𝖊𝖙𝖚𝖗𝖓 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖊𝖆𝖗 (@RangersBearMk2) January 25, 2021
Good luck Glen Middleton 🔴⚪️🔵 https://t.co/y9uAwphxCu
— True Blues Loyal®️™️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TrueBluesLoyal) January 25, 2021
Good move for him, I really like Middleton and what to see him get into the team more. https://t.co/6dUnzVbUQY
— LoganRFC1872 🇬🇧🔴⚪🔶️ (@j4ff41989) January 25, 2021
Great chance to go out and win a trophy too👏🏻 https://t.co/2vOR9wnyYc
— Sean🇬🇧 (@Seanboy1872) January 25, 2021
Go bring that league cup home 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— 🏴Rhys🏴 (@Rhys_1407) January 25, 2021
Hopefully this loan works out and plenty of playing time 👏👏👏
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) January 25, 2021
Great news. Another player to a team capable of taking points of Celtic 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 (@RangersSpares__) January 25, 2021
Good luck Glen , enjoy your time and can’t wait to see you come back ready for the first team 👍. Awesome talent 😎
— WellTravelledGlaswegian (@TravelledWell) January 25, 2021
In other Rangers news, the club are about to announce a major signing on Monday.