Rangers are set to bring winger Glenn Middleton back to Ibrox in January after struggling for games on loan at Premiership rivals Hibernian, according to a report.
According to the Daily Record, the 19-year-old will have his spell in the capital cut short ater only making a handful of appearances for the Easter Road side.
Middleton joined the Hibees on a season-long loan and started off well before falling out of favour as Paul Heckingbottom clung on this his job.
Since Heckingbottom was sacked and replaced by Jack Ross, the Scotland youth international has barely been seen and Rangers will now look to send him on loan elsewhere.
Ross admitted that Middleton isn’t doing anything wrong but it seems as though Rangers have now lost patience and will seek games somewhere else for the winger.
“They’ve trained really well, they’ve been positive in everything I’ve asked them to do and I’ve talked to them a lot,” Ross said of Middleton and fellow loanee Josh Vela, as quoted by Not The Old Firm.
“When that opportunity comes, you can’t say for certain, but if it comes along, they’ve got to make sure they take it and the only way they take it is if they continue to train properly. To their credit, they’ve done that to date.”
The Gers aren’t likely to struggle to find somewhere for Middleton to go but the former Norwich youngster needs to grab the opportunity and prove his worth.
It’s clear he has plenty of talent but with the quality in the Gers first-team much-improved since last year, Middleton really needs to kick on.
Hopefully, he can do that in the second half of the season and return to Ibrox and win a first-team place.