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Rangers winger to join St Johnstone on loan - report

Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is reportedly set to join St Johnstone on Monday on loan until the end of the season [The Courier].

Middleton burst onto the scene at Ibrox during the 2018/19 campaign, making 27 appearances in all competitions and impressing at times with his pace and finishing.

Middleton celebrates scoring for Rangers against Ayr United during the 2018/19 campaign. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, he then fell down the pecking order and was sent to both Hibernian and Bradford City on loan during the curtailed 2019/20 season.

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This season, he’s split his time between the B team and first-team training, only making a solitary senior appearance as a substitute against Falkirk in the League Cup.

Earlier this month, he was linked with a loan move to the Netherlands [Daily Record], but it seems he has opted to stay in Scotland.

The Courier reports that Middleton will officially join Premiership club St Johnstone on Monday and will go straight into Callum Davidson’s squad for a clash with Aberdeen on Wednesday night.

The Saints are currently ninth in the Premiership table but are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, while they defeated Hibernian 3-0 at Hampden on Saturday to book a spot in the League Cup final.

Scotland youth international Middleton is reportedly set to join St Johnstone on loan. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It remains to be seen how the 21-year-old will be used by the Saints.

He burst onto the scene at Ibrox as a left-winger and has even played as a centre-forward for Scotland at youth international level, but Steven Gerrard used him at left-back against Falkirk and it’s been suggested that the Rangers coaches see a future for him there.

Middleton isn’t the only Rangers winger who could depart Ibrox this month, with Gerrard reportedly open to allowing an international to leave as part of a swap deal.


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