Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that “things are bubbling away” to secure a loan deal for Glenn Middleton – as he confirmed a deal for Zak Rudden to join Partick Thistle is “about to get done.”

Middleton spent the first half of the season on loan with Hibs but struggled for game time under Paul Heckingbottom before he was sacked and replaced by Jack Ross, who cut short the winger’s stay in the capital.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 06: Zak Rudden of Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Rudden has been with Plymouth since the summer but is expected to make a permanent switch to Firhill as his Rangers contract enters its final few months.

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“That deal is about to get done and things are bubbling away to get Glenn Middleton out to play football as well,” Gerrard told the Daily Record.

“I predict more will happen, probably from Tuesday or Wednesday once we’re back.”

 

Andy King and Eros Grezda have already moved on this month and there are likely to be more departures as Gerrard trims his bloated squad.

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Glenn Middleton of Hibernian during the last 16 Betfred Cup match between Hibernian and Greenock Morton at Easter Road on 17 August, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Jamie Murphy, Greg Docherty and Matt Polster are all candidates to move on this month after struggling for games so far this season as Rangers push for silverware.

Another loan move for Middleton would be a good option for the Scotland under-21 winger and getting out and playing regularly is exactly what he needs at this stage of his career.

 

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