Success has been a lot harder to come by than Steven Gerrard may have first anticipated it would be but the Englishman will hope to be backed in the transfer market to show that everyone has confidence in him to be a hero at Rangers.
Having dipped below Celtic once again, the hope will be that next season, now that Gerrard has become accustomed to management – he and his team will shine.
Surely, a number of players are sure to leave Ibrox in the summer but an influx of new ones will have to greet the fans as well if this project is going to enter its second phase well.
But hold on one second. Instead of immediately splashing the cash, a look at the youngsters available to Rangers could do them no harm.
In fact, giving another first-team opportunity to Glenn Middleton would be a very sensible idea. Middleton, (who is valued at £135k on Transfermarkt) will surely be hoping that he can work his way back into Steven Gerrard’s plans after failing to sustain a place with the first-team squad recently.
Having made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, Middleton had done well to register five goals and five assists, yet it wasn’t enough for him to have a safe spot within the squad.
The 19-year-old knows he has to work hard to stay in the squad and Rangers could benefit massively from having him back in contention.
After all, for a youngster, he does have great quality and looks to be capable of turning a game on its head.
Of course, with Rangers reportedly (as per Liverpool Echo) set to miss out on signing Ryan Kent permanently in the summer transfer window, perhaps Middleton can fill the void having shown he can score and create.
Whether he is cutting in from the left-hand side or the right, Middleton possesses good versatility which means he can be a useful asset for Gerrard’s side, if only they continue to trust him.
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