The 18-year-old has broken into the first-team squad since new manager Steven Gerrard arrived at the club and he’s wasting absolutely no time in grabbing his opportunity with both hands.
Middleton has been confined to cameo roles from the subs bench in recent weeks, but Gerrard gave him the nod to start today’s friendly against English Championship side Wigan Athletic earlier today, and onlooking fans were absolutely delighted with what they saw:
Glenn Middleton ran that right back absolutely ragged.
— Richie (@delinquentrich) July 29, 2018
Middleton was impressive again, good wee player on our hands
— Lewis Allison (@Lewiis9) July 29, 2018
Middleton the best on the park mate. Lads gonna be class.
— Stevie (@StevieC_27) July 29, 2018
Middleton got to start on Thursday.
— ¢αяgιℓℓ (@_Cargill) July 29, 2018
Middleton should be signed on a long term deal. Get it done Rangers.
— James Bond (@Secret00Agent7) July 29, 2018
Said a few games ago now, that Middleton would be starting every game for me.
Definitely standing by that, the future is right now, impresses everytime he's out on the pitch. He's only going to get better too!
So excited for the season ahead! 🇬🇧
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) July 29, 2018
Pretty good today, especially in the second-half. Goldson again absolutely strolled it. Candeias and Morelos looked very good and young Middleton continues to impress.
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) July 29, 2018
Don't think it will be long before Middleton pushes Windass down the pecking order though
— Rampage357 (@rampage357) July 29, 2018
Middleton looked really good tonight, never stopped the whole 90 minutes. Docherty looked good too, not convinced Ejaria is any better than him, would rather see us develop our own players than a Liverpool player but maybe a season starting most weeks elsewhere will do him good
— Andy Stevenson (@AndyStevenson86) July 29, 2018
He might only be a teenager but Middleton’s performances recently show that he is afraid of absolutely nobody when he gets on the ball and starts sauntering down the wing.
Despite his youth and inexperience, how important could Middleton be towards the Rangers cause this season?
And what have you made of his impact so far?