Glenn Middleton hoping recent form can help launch Rangers career

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...

Glenn Middleton bagged a brace in Rangers' development squad's 4-0 win over Breidablik on Tuesday.

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 boss Graeme Murty has always reiterated the club's willingness to hand the development squad players first-team opportunities should they prove their worth.

20-year-old centre-back Ross McCrorie, who has featured in 17 Scottish Premiership games this term, is a testament to that, and January transfer window arrival Glenn Middleton is hoping to follow in his steps.

The 18-year-old arrived Ibrox on deadline day, and has found the back of the net on four occasions, including a brace against Icelandic outfit Breidablik during Tuesday's 4-0 development squad win.

Middleton is hoping his path to the Rangers first-team is fast-tracked, and his recent form has boosted his confidence.

The Scotland Under-19 international also bagged a brace during his country's 5-4 loss to Norway last month, and is definitely catching the attention of the senior coaching crew.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks on during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“I’m loving it and hopefully I’m just taking every opportunity that I get so you just keep sort of adding to your reputation. You never know what can happen," Middleton told the club's official website regarding his form, high hopes and dreams after Tuesday's game.

"I think mentally I’m just a bit happier being in the environment that I am in and it’s a good place to be.

“Everyone enjoys doing what they do every day, so yeah it’s a good place.”

Middleton and Murty worked together when the Gers boss was Norwich's Under-18's coach, and they could get reunited in the first-team soon should the youngster continue to improve.

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...

An exciting, pacy and left-footed forward capable of playing across the frontline, Middleton has all the potential needed to break in to the Rangers first team in the very near future.

The teenage sensation left Norwich as he couldn't get assurances over senior team football, and with his eyes set on breaking into the Rangers team sooner rather than later, a lot can be expected of the youngster in the coming months and ahead of next season.

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