Rangers’ youngster Glenn Middleton’s confidence is certainly infectious to say the least.
The former Norwich City starlet has been one of the real shining lights under Steven Gerrard this season. Playing with some real maturity for such a young age, Middleton doesn’t lack a cool head off the pitch either.
Graeme Murty’s best signing has hammered home his belief that Rangers’ woeful away form will soon be a thing of the past. Rangers have yet to win an away match in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Middleton, however, has brushed off claims that there is anything to worry about before acknowledging that Rangers’ form has been better at Ibrox.
Speaking to the Evening Times, Middleton eased any concerns over the worrying lack of domestic wins on the road.
“I don’t think our away form is anything to be worried about. We are working as hard as we can every single week.
“When we are playing at home, teams are intimidated to come to Ibrox now. We have made it a bit of a fortress for teams to come to. We come out of the tunnel and we hear the fans are all up for it then it gets us up for it as well. It gives us that bit more of an edge to perform.
“All it takes is one game away from home and it’ll all click. It will all kick on from there and we will start winning and it will be back to normal. We have shown we can do it at home and now we need to show we can do it away from home.”
Nothing to worry about or a slight concern?
Each supporter will have a different view, but for us, the away form probably isn’t anything to be overly concerned about. Rangers have proven just how formidable a side they can be under Gerrard at home.
Like Middleton states, there isn’t too much to be worried about. This Rangers side have shown in Europe that they know how to go away from home and get results.
The Gers were so close to nabbing victories at both Aberdeen and Motherwell this season. In the end, a lack of concentration cost them but it’s not as if Rangers struggled to assert themselves in the games.
The defeats at Celtic Park and the Tony Macaroni Arena were big blows at the time. The performances on those days just weren’t good enough. But outside of that, performances haven’t been as bad away from Ibrox as the scorelines suggest.
Hopefully each player has the same mentality as Middleton does. He continues to impress with his ability and demeanor this season. If everyone else in the squad is as confident as him then Rangers will soon be laughing about having these concerns in the first place.