Rangers loanee Glenn Middleton has struggled to make the matchday squad for any of new Hibs boss Jack Ross’ games in charge of the Easter Road side – but he will have given the former Sunderland boss something to think about after netting a double in the SPFL Reserve League Cup thrashing of St. Mirren.

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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The winger has had a difficult time of it in the capital since heading across the M8 but his double in the 6-0 win will surely have caught Ross’ eye.

Middleton first stepped up to score from the penalty spot just before the hour mark before adding a second just moments later.

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The Scotland under-21 international has managed eight appearances so far this season and will be hoping he can force his way into Ross’ plans soon.


The Hibs boss spoke highly of Middleton after his side’s game at the weekend and it will be interesting to see if the teenager can win a spot in the matchday squad.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Glenn Middleton of Rangers celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Motherwell at Ibrox Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Former Rangers defender Darren McGregor was also on the scoresheet as he continues his return from injury.


Rangers aren’t taking part in the competition after withdrawing from the SPFL Reserve League this season but the under-18s will be in action on Friday night when they face Ross County in the Scottish FA Youth Cup.


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