The Scottish Daily Mail reports (Print 10/06/19, page 84) that Rangers are considering sending Glenn Middleton out on loan next season.
No specific potential destinations are mentioned in the report. However, it’s said that with the likes of Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie reinforcing wide areas, the priority is to get guaranteed first-team football for the teenager.

Middleton lining up for the Gers in Vienna. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

The pacy winger turned out 27 times for the first team across 2018/19, scoring five goals.
However, most of those outings came during the first half of the season. He was starved of game time in 2019, making just three substitute appearances.

 

Verdict

It makes sense for the club to send Middleton elsewhere ahead of the new campaign.
He showed real potential at times last season and he should be a big asset for the club down the line.
Realistically, though, as it stands, he’s well down the pecking order at Ibrox.

Half an hour against St Johnstone was one of only a few outings post-Christmas. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The imminent arrivals of Jones and Hastie have already been mentioned, but Jamie Murphy is also back fit and there’s still a chance Ryan Kent could return for a second stint.
At 19, further Ibrox opportunities will come down the line. For now, though, his focus should be on developing his game. The best way to do that is challenging himself in senior football week in, week out.
If he can go away and thrive at a different SPL club or in the EFL, then his stock will rise.

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