Rangers are reportedly closing in on a loan deal for Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo [Four Lads], but it doesn’t bode well for the immediate first-team chances of a youngster currently at the club.
Glenn Middleton was Rangers’ breakthrough star of the season. In the first half of the campaign, in particular, the 19-year-old was a direct, useful option, who scored some important goals.
But with Ojo on the radar, Rangers making an offer for Ryan Kent and Jordan Jones coming in on a pre-contract, he faces plenty of competition next season.
This season, the former Norwich youth has shown flashes of why he is so highly rated by the club. He’s also shown a real maturity beyond his years at times and performed in some huge matches.
Middleton came on and changed the game in the Europa League away to Villarreal, and even scored away to Spartak Moscow.
But at this juncture, Rangers need polished professionals to come in and mount a serious challenge to Celtic. As a result, our proposed left-hand side is beginning to look pretty crowded.
If Glenn Middleton remains at the club next year, will he get the minutes he needs to progress? Or do we look for a suitable loan move for the talented youngster?