Glenn Middleton ready to play big role for Rangers after successful St. Johnstone loan
Glenn Middleton had a successful loan spell at St. Johnstone last term, and is hoping to play a huge role for Rangers next term.
The Scotland youth international has spent the last two seasons away from Ibrox, with stints at Hibernian and English League Two outfit Bradford City.
Middleton struggled to impress at both sides, but was an inspired loan addition to Callum Davidson’s side after joining in January.
The Norwich City academy graduate scored thrice in 13 appearances, and he is now looking forward to spending next season with Rangers.
“I think being part of St Johnstone’s success last season can only help me with Rangers,” the 21-year-old told Daily Record.
“They have seen I can play a big part in a successful team and hopefully it will put me in a good position moving forward. No one can take away what we did at St Johnstone.
“Going into next season, hopefully, Rangers know if they need me to play they can trust me to do the job. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a dream loan, especially after how the season before had gone. That had been such a frustrating experience for me.
“I was at Hibs and Bradford and they didn’t go as I would have liked. When I went to St Johnstone I was desperate to make things happen and do as well as I could. I would like to think I did that.”
Give him a chance
While the Saints also won the Scottish League Cup, Middleton was not able to pick up a winners medal having been cup-tied.
He bagged their second goal in the 2-1 win over St. Mirren in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, while he also singlehandedly won two league games for them, scoring their only goals in the 1-0 victories over Ross County and Hibs.
The Perth side finished fifth in the table as a result, and Middleton is ready to prove himself at Rangers.
While he will likely be playing second fiddle to both Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi next term, manager Steven Gerrard needs all hands on deck for the title defence.
Middleton can add much-needed depth to our attack, and having a quality option available on the bench can make a huge difference.
He has shown that he deserves a chance after the impressive stint at St Johnstone, and Rangers should not hesitate to trust him.
The pre-season preparations would give the youngster a chance to impress Gerrard first-hand, and he must grab the opportunity with both hands.
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