Rangers star features in Development game despite reports of Ibrox exit
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Glenn Middleton plays for Rangers development team despite exit talk

On Tuesday afternoon, Glenn Middleton turned out for a Rangers Development team in a pre-season friendly against Cambridge United.
The teenager made 27 appearances for the Gers first-team last term [Soccerbase]. Most of those outings came before the turn of the year, though, with the wide man falling out of favour in 2019.

Middleton celebrates scoring away at Spartak Moscow back in November. (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

With the club recruiting the likes of Jake Hastie, Jordan Jones and Sheyi Ojo to play on the flanks, Middleton was expected to head out on loan.
Last month,
the Daily Record reported a deal had been agreed with Doncaster Rovers. However, when manager Grant McCann left Donny to join Hull City [BBC Sport], the move stalled.

Since then, both Doncaster and Hull have been credited with continued interest, with Coventry City also entering the fray [Hull Live].
However, there’s been very little progress and right now, Middleton looks to be in limbo.

Middleton is currently outside of the first team but yet to finalise a departure. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With an exit expected, he’s been cut off from regular pre-season training and fixtures, instead dropping back down to youth and reserve levels.
On Tuesday afternoon, he was named in the starting XI for a behind-closed-doors friendly against Cambridge United.

Based on the information provided by Rangers Youth Updates, he appears to have played the full 90 minutes.
It suggests that his future is still some way from being resolved. Had McCann not left for the Tigers, Middleton would likely be midway through pre-season prep with Doncaster.
Instead, he continues to float around outside of Gerrard’s plans. Let’s hope his future is resolved as soon as possible and he secures a move to England that will offer him senior game time and ultimately, aid his development.

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