Rangers winger Glenn Middleton believes that the Scotland under-21 success over Croatia is evidence that there are “good things happening” in Scottish football – and insists the Scots are showing how good they are with every game.

Middleton came off the bench to set up the equaliser in the 2-1 over Croatia as Scot Gemmill’s side made it two wins from two in qualifying so far.

The Rangers ace scored in last week’s win over San Marino before dropping to the bench last night – and admits he doesn’t have any complaints after executing the “game-plan” perfectly.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 8, 2018: Rangers Glasgow's Glenn Middleton celebrates scoring in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Group G Round 4 football match against Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Arena. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS

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“I think we’ve shown tonight that there are good things happening behind the scenes,” Middleton said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.

“Game by game, we’re showing what a good team we are.


“Everyone wants to start the game, but when the game-plan works like that, you can’t have any complaints at all.”


Rangers team-mate Ross McCrorie also grabbed an assists as Scotland maintained their 100% record so far in qualifying for next summer’s finals.

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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After the senior side’s shambolic showings this week, the under-21s have given some reason for fans to be optimistic.

With a three point cushion over Czech Republic and Lithuania, Scotland could reach the finals for the first time at this level since 1996 if they can maintain their form.

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