Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hails Glenn Middleton's Ibrox performance

15th September 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers

Rangers saw Glenn Middleton score against Dundee at Ibrox on Saturday.

15th September 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told Rangers TV that he thinks winger Glenn Middleton is knocking on the door for a start after a goalscoring cameo against Dundee on Saturday afternoon.

The Gers were back in league action on Saturday following the conclusion of the international break, and swept aside Dundee in a convincing 4-0 victory at Ibrox.

Rangers romped into a two-goal lead inside the first 15 minutes of the game, as Lassana Coulibaly - ahead of Alfredo Morelos - and Ryan Kent both fired goals to put Rangers into a comfortable lead.

 

James Tavernier scored from the penalty spot before the break, and after Kenny Miller was given a red card on his return to Ibrox, another wide man - Glenn Middleton - wrapped up the win with the fourth goal.

It was the perfect response for Rangers after their defeat to Celtic before the international break, and Gerrard will certainly be pleased with the impact made by his wingers, with three of them on the scoresheet.

Youngster Middleton came on as a second half substitute and grabbed his first competitive goal for Rangers to wrap up the win, continuing to show real promise off the bench.

15th September 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; Glenn Middleton of Rangers

A January signing from Norwich City, the 18-year-old looks to have huge potential, and he was hailed by manager Gerrard following the final whistle at Ibrox.

Gerrard told Rangers TV that he thinks Middleton is now knocking on the door for a start as he continues to shine as a substitute, but urged him to keep developing tactically and technically, whilst telling him to drift infield more to become a more complete player - but is generally delighted with his progression and performance.

"Brilliant for Glenn, that should do his confidence the world of good," said Gerrard. "He's in a really good place, and he's knocking on the door for a start. He needs to just keep working hard on his game, tactically and technically and learning where he needs to be out of possession, and where he needs to collect the ball; it can't always be out wide, he needs to mix his game up and bring variety to it. But he's doing really well and we're really pleased with him," he added.

Darron Gibson of Wigan Athletic vies with Glenn Middleton of Rangers during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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