Looking towards the future, Rangers signed Scottish youngster Glenn Middleton from Norwich City last January in a move that saw the winger initially join up with the club’s academy.
Middleton’s transfer to Ibrox also meant he would have the chance to work with former Canaries youth coach Graeme Murty again, a development Rangers supporters were keen to see.
Welcome Glen. Hope you get a chance soon
— Amo De Boer (@Amo0719) January 31, 2018
Good luck young man Rangers support look for 110%
— Ronnie Green (@RonnieG63475896) January 31, 2018
Brilliant what a player
— Paul Goldie (@Goldmember1977) 31 January 2018
Good young singing, expect him in the fringes of the first team
— Ross (@sneddon38) January 31, 2018
Welcome to The Rangers,you are now really one of the people.
— Bighuggybear (@Bighuggybear3) January 31, 2018
— DAshes (@david_ashmead) 31 January 2018
— Kelly Cook (@zippy30) January 31, 2018
Things, however, did not exactly pan out that way with Middleton having failed to make a single competitive appearance under Murty before he was succeeded by Steven Gerrard in the Ibrox dugout last summer.
Nevertheless, Middleton still managed to find his way into the first team, impressing the Liverpool legend and new Rangers boss in a pre-season that has helped him retain a spot in the senior squad.
As far as a regular place in the starting line-up goes, the 18-year-old faces tough competition with Ryan Kent currently performing well while Gerrard also has Eros Grezda to call upon for that left-sided position on the pitch.
Going forward, though, £68k-rated (Transfermarkt) Middleton is certainly on the right path to one day becoming a mainstay in the Rangers first XI.
At 18 years of age, the former Norwich City man has so much potential and is continuing to improve under Gerrard.
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