According to Sky Sports Transfer Centre (10.14am), Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is close to securing a loan switch to Shrewsbury Town.

The 20-year-old was one of several Gers described as available for transfer in a Scotsman report earlier in the transfer window, but no moves had materialised.

Shrewsbury Town target Middleton is out of favour at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now though, it’s suggested that EFL League One club Shrewsbury are looking to complete a deal before tonight’s 11 pm deadline.

It’s the second Gers player that Sam Ricketts’ side have been linked to today after the Shropshire Star reported they were launching a last-ditch bid to bring in midfielder, Greg Docherty, also on loan.


Middleton spent the first half of the season on loan at Hibernian and has been playing Development team football during the early stages of 2020, suggesting he’s well down the pecking order at Ibrox.

Middleton only made eight appearances across several months with Hibs. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With the likes of Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo, Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones all ahead of him, another loan move would make sense.

There’s plenty of precedent for Gers heading to the English third tier, with the likes of Ross McCrorie and Jamie Murphy currently on loan with Portsmouth and Burton Albion respectively, while Shrewsbury proved to be a good home for Greg Docherty last season.

He won the Player of the Year Award there and if Middleton does secure this switch, he’ll be looking to play regularly and convince Steven Gerrard that he’s good enough for another crack with the Rangers first-team.

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