Rangers winger Glenn Middleton has opened up on last season’s domestic cup double success with St. Johnstone and admits his winner’s medals ‘mean everything’ as the Perth side made history last season.
After completing their first-ever domestic double, Middleton returned to the Saints on loan this season and the Rangers wideman now wants to add more medals to his collection and relive the memories over again.
“They [medals] mean everything,” Middleton said [Scottish FA].
“The Scottish Cup one in particular meant so much. I was so happy after that. When you’re a wee boy watching finals on the TV that’s what you want to do. It always looks pretty amazing so to have actually done it myself is something I’m proud of.
“I now want to do that as many times as possible and re-live those memories. To have that experience at a relatively young age is great and hopefully I’m able to win a few more trophies going forward.”
While the winger heads to Turkey with the Scotland under-21 squad for this week, Middleton is keen to follow the path of Rangers team-mate Nathan Patterson and force his way into the senior squad.
After seeing the likes of Patterson and Billy Gilmour named in the squad for Euro 2020 during the summer, Middleton said it would be a ‘dream’ to follow them into Steve Clarke’s plans, adding: “I’ve been so happy for all of the lads who’ve been called up, especially when David (Turnbull), Billy (Gilmour) and Nathan (Patterson) were in the EUROS squad.
“That is every boy’s dream. Hopefully that can be me one day if I do the right things, work hard and keep progressing.”
After regularly appearing in the first-team for Rangers in Steven Gerrard’s debut season, Middleton has only made one competitive first-team appearance since, with the Scotland under-21 star spending most of it out on loan.
His form at St. Johnstone has really caught the eye though and it will be interesting to see whether he’s given any chance at Rangers next season of if the Light Blues will look to cash in on him.
Meanwhile, a key Rangers star has been talking about his future at Ibrox amid £15m links out of the club this summer.