Gerrard names one Rangers player he wouldn't want to play against

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers gives instructions during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in...

Glenn Middleton looks very promising at Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.

Glenn Middleton of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

There has been a buzz around Glenn Middleton ever since he arrived at Rangers from Norwich City in January. And the 18-year-old attacker is starting to justify that hype.

Steven Gerrard has started to give Middleton the odd run-out for the Rangers first-team in recent weeks and the teenager has seized his chance in style. A few days after scoring his first goal for the Glasgow giants in the weekend’s 4-0 thrashing of Dundee, Middleton impressed off the bench once again in the 2-2 Europa League draw away at Villarreal on Thursday.

 

Gerrard obviously felt the Scotland U21 international could make a difference against quality opposition, introducing Middleton as soon as Rangers went 2-1 down away at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

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And the Gers boss has admitted that he is glad he is watching Middleton from the dugout rather than playing against him.

“Glenn is doing great, he's hungry and he wants to learn. If I was a full-back I wouldn't want to play against him. If he becomes an expert out of position he will be a wonderful player,” Gerrard said in quotes reported on the club’s official Twitter account.

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,...

Middleton is certainly a raw talent and has a lot to learn. He fired wastefully into the side netting on Thursday, minutes after Kyle Lafferty had drawn Rangers level.

But do not be surprised if the one-time Northampton Town youngster becomes a regular starter for Rangers in the near future.

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...

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