Young Glenn Middleton really burst onto the scene yesterday evening. The 18-year-old made his first start in competitive competition for Rangers and he marked it with two goals, an assist and the man of the match award. The fans loved watching him on the pitch and listening to him in the post-match interview as they got to see his class on and off the pitch.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 26 September 2018
Middleton was assisted for both his goals by Andy Halliday and it looks like the young winger is proving to be more than good enough to play at this level with the rest of the club’s seniors. The 4-0 win over Ayr United was enough to put the club into the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden where they’ll meet Aberdeen and that is going to be a game to look forward to for Middleton, who will be hoping he’s a guaranteed starter by that time.
Middleton has more than enough quality to make himself the number one choice for his position at Ibrox and Steven Gerrard obviously sees a lot in the youngster otherwise he wouldn’t be giving him the opportunity to start in a cup quarter-final. Next up for Middleton and co is a trip to Livingston in the Scottish Premier League and the classy winger will be desperate to start and add some more goals to his name.
You can see what The Bluenoses had to say about Middleton here:
— David boyd (@IBoyd1966) 27 September 2018
The boys class on the pitch but more importantly he’s class off it
— John54 (@rfcjohnny1972) 26 September 2018
We've a cracker there…. Superb… Old head on young shooders
— NO SURRENDER (@God_Is_A_Prod) September 27, 2018
Chubby Cheeked Legend
— Drengo (@adrengo) September 26, 2018
This boy’s got his head screwed on right by the looks of it – very professional and putting in some great performances already
— Oliver Shooter (@easyluckyfree84) September 26, 2018
What a player he will be for Rangers. Speaks extremely well for an 18 year old. Love the guy
— Panic At The D.I.S.C.O (@GE55ARD55) 27 September 2018
Top man, confidence is everything, he'll go far.
— Campsiebear (@campsiebear) September 26, 2018
The Gers will be desperate to see more of Middleton and will be hoping he can really kick on and become a club legend at Ibrox.