Glenn Middleton scored his first senior goal for Rangers on Saturday when Steven Gerrard’s side welcomed Dundee to Ibrox. The game finished 4-0 and with three goals to sit on at half-time the game was already won. However, Middleton came off the bench with 35 minutes to play and sealed the win after 83 minutes.
What a feeling! A proper dream come true to score for this club today. Big 3 points as well! pic.twitter.com/4VuXxUkgsn
— Glenn Middleton (@Glenn_M22) 15 September 2018
From the youngsters’ celebration, it was clear to see how much the goal meant to him and he’ll be desperate to continue his performances and find himself in the starting line up and amongst the goals more often. Stevie G will be looking forward to having selection headaches and with the likes of Daniel Candeias, Middleton and Ryan Kent all playing well, the wide options at the club all have quality.
The next game for Rangers comes on Thursday as they face a Europa League group match against Villarreal away in Spain. It will be one of the biggest games the club have played in a long time and if Gerrard can mastermind a win it will be a huge moment for all associated with the famous club. The Bluenoses’ 4-0 over Dundee was huge and after losing to Celtic it was the perfect way to bounce back, now they’ll be keen to use that momentum going into Thursday.
You can read The Gers’ verdict on Middleton here:
Congratulations young man absolutely delighted for u.
— Martin Swift (@martinswift75) September 15, 2018
Congrats Glenn! Delighted for you
— Nick Thomson (@RFC_Nick92) 15 September 2018
I bet that felt good mate. Congratulations
— Glasgow Is Blue (@GlasgowIsBlue72) 15 September 2018
Massive congrats to you, Keep up the good work
— Cheryl (@gers_chick) 15 September 2018
Could see it meant the world to you mate. You played well, keep it up
— Del Smith (@DelSmithRFC) 15 September 2018
Keep giving everything for the shirt young man & we’ll not forget the name on the back of it. Congratulations
— John Mason (@JohnMas73513700) 15 September 2018
Not seen someone enjoy a goal at much at Ibrox as that in years
— Allan Wilson (@AllanWilson93) 15 September 2018
The fans will be ken to see more from Middleton in the coming months and will hope he can take confidence from his first Rangers goal.