Rangers star Glenn Middleton might’ve missed a penalty in the Scottish Cup Final against Hibs, but it did little dampen the pacey 21-year-old’s spirit as the Saints went on to lift the cup.

With the Perthshire club 1-0 up through Shaun Rooney’s opener, Middleton had the chance to put the game to bed late on in the tie.

Saints were awarded a penalty after Chris Kane was taken out by Paul McGinn whilst racing through on goal and up stepped Glenn.

However, it was a weak penalty and Hibs stopper Matt Macey got down low to save.

Middleton – who had a breakthrough season at Ibrox in 2018 but has scarcely been seen since – was a constant menace throughout the match and played with confidence and direction.

A pacey and direct forward who can dribble at speed, the player was unlucky not to score on several occasions and provided a constant threat for the Scottish double winners.

The result also comes amid questions regarding Middleton’s future with the talented winger set to return to Ibrox in the summer.

Manager Callum Davidson has previously said that he will have talks with Rangers about signing the player to return to McDiarmid Park next season.

“He’s worked really hard from the day he arrived and the more I get him involved, the better he’ll be,” said Davidson [Scottish Sun].

“If he does unbelievably well for me in the next five or six games I probably won’t get the chance to keep him!

“He’s great about the place, he wants to learn and has a really positive attitude. So we’ll be looking to have a conversation with Rangers about next season.

Hibernian v St Johnstone - Scottish Cup Final
Rangers loanee Glenn Middleton missed a penalty for St Johnstone but he still wound up a cup winner thanks to Shaun Rooney’s goal. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I think Glenn is at the stage in his career where he now needs sustained game time.”

Want a laugh? Here’s a load of Celtic fans melting down over the fact Callum Davidson didn’t get Manager of the Year as they look for any semblance of success this season.

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