Glenn Middleton was at it again on Monday afternoon.

The highly talented 19-year-old has been in excellent form recently, finding the net with regularity for both the Reserves and the U20s.

Middleton looks hungry to get back in the first team fold. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Just last week he bagged a brace which sparked a comeback victory over Hibernian.

That win ensured that Monday’s clash with Celtic became something of a six-pointer in the title race.

That didn’t phase the ex-Norwich player, though. Instead, he rose to the occasion.


He put the Gers ahead after 52 minutes in the game held at Firhill.

However, it was Middleton’s second in the closing stages that both sealed the three points and caught the eye.

Released by the impressive Stephen Kelly, he showed his pace to break into the right side of the box.


He then shrugs off the Celtic defender, swivels and fires an emphatic left-foot finish into the far corner.

It was an extremely confident finish and one that could help Graeme Murty’s side to the league title.

Even more impressive, is the way he has reacted to a lack of first-team opportunities since the turn of the year.

Before the winter break, he had turned out 24 times for the Rangers first team. In 2019, he’s played just twice.

The winger appeared as a substitute against Cowdenbeath and St Johnstone. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, he’s clearly working hard and honing his skills in preparation for his next chance.

Goals like his second at Firhill, are pretty compelling evidence that he can be a big hit at Ibrox over the coming years.

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