Lovenkrands and Huckerby react to Middleton display for Rangers

Image has been converted to B&W) A general view during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glenn Middleton joined Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers in January after leaving Norwich City.

Filip Lesniak of Tottenham Hotspur and Glenn Middleton of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at White...

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard won his first competitive match in charge of the Ibrox club on Thursday evening, as the Gers got the better of FK Shkupi.

The Scottish Premiership club won the first leg of the Europa League first round qualifier 2-0 at Ibrox.

Jamie Murphy put Rangers in the lead midway through the first half, and James Tavernier added a second from the penalty spot in the second minute of injury time.

The match saw Glenn Middleton make his competitive debut for Rangers. The 18-year-old winger did not start the match, but the former Norwich City prospect came on as a substitute in the 79th minute.

The Scotland Under-21 international has been on the books of Rangers since January 2018 when he moved from Norwich in the Championship in England.

Chris Sutton was following the match, and the former Celtic striker has given his take on the win for Rangers against FK Shkupi on social networking site Twitter.

Former Rangers star Peter Lovenkrands has praised Middleton on Twitter, and so has ex-Norwich star Darren Huckerby.

Zenon Stylianides of Tottenham Hotspur and Glenn Middleton of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at...

Image has been converted to B&W) A general view during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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