Glenn Middleton stars for Rangers in last gasp Glasgow Cup semi-final win
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Glenn Middleton stars for Rangers in last gasp Glasgow Cup semi-final win

On Tuesday night, Rangers progressed through to the final of the Glasgow Cup.
An U20s side defeated Queen’s Park 1-0 at the Hummel Training Centre.
However, it was far from a straightforward encounter and Graeme Murty’s side was forced to work for their victory.

Murty continues to produce results at youth level. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Having returned from youth international duty, though, Glenn Middleton was the star of the show.
The winger was lively from the off and tested out the opposition keeper on multiple occasions in the first half.
Shortly after the break, he came agonisingly close, hitting the crossbar with a well-struck effort.

Middleton has featured just twice in 2019 compared to 24 appearances before the winter break. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

For a long while, it looked as though it wouldn’t be Rangers’ night. The visitors had clearly learned from their 5-1 defeat at the same venue back in February.
Therefore, opportunities were limited, while those that did materialise, went a-begging.
However, just as the game looked destined for penalties, Nathan Young-Coombes made an impact.
youngster has made waves since signing from Chelsea in February, and was brought down inside the box in injury time.

Middleton then stepped up and duly converted under pressure from the spot.
It capped a fine individual display and brings more success at age-group level, setting up an exciting Old Firm final.
With the ex-Norwich man currently frozen out of the first team, this display is a timely reminder for Gerrard of his capabilities.

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