Glenn Middleton was one of few bright sparks from Rangers performance in Moscow.
In a particularly spritely first half, the flying winger was industrious, brave and hugely creative. Middelton’s corner brought the first goal, he was putting in very dangerous crosses from the left and got himself on the score sheet with a composed finish.
It’s crazy to think he’s still only 18.
And if he keeps going the way he has been at Ibrox, he’ll surely be knocking on the Scotland door soon enough.
Rangers finest young talent in a long time
It’s hard to remember Rangers having such a young talent in their midst in recent years. Lewis Macleod (who we’ve been linked with resigning) and Barrie McKay are probably the two names that would crop up. David Bates joined us from Raith Rovers, and he’s been causing it in Germany.
But none of these have the raw attacking talent and drive that Middleton clearly possesses. It is now proving a major coup getting the youngster signed up from Norwich last season.
The club also signed Glenn up on a five year deal recently. He’s a real asset and it’s great to see him performing.
The next step is regular game time and starting berths, and then he will undoubtedly be drafted into the Scotland set-up. It’s important to have the country’s most talented young players involved from a young age too.
Can he do a job there right now? He might not be ready just yet, but he will certainly be one of the country’s greatest assets soon enough.
And it’s great to see him in a Rangers shirt.