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Graeme Murty aims slight criticism at Rangers' Glenn Middleton

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glenn Middleton scored a brace for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers in a reserve game.

Glenn Middleton of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glenn Middleton was the hero for Rangers' reserves this afternoon.

Graeme Murty's side beat Old Firm rivals Celtic 2-0 at Firhill to move within two wins of the league title.

Middleton, who has played and scored in big games for Rangers' senior side this season, came up with the goods when it mattered.

But has Murty suggested that he was a tad selfish?


The 19-year-old made it 2-0 win late on, but he missed a great chance to double the lead on the hour mark following great build-up play by the light Blues.

He was denied by keeper Ryan Mullen after electing to take the shot on himself rather than square it to an unmarked Stephen Kelly, who had a tap-in, and Murty has suggested that laying it off for Kelly would have been the better decision.

He told Rangers' YouTube channel: "The best goal could've been one when he got slipped through. It was a really good, intricate passage of play and Stevie Kelly was stood five yards out with a tap-in and Glenn decided to shoot with his right foot!

"He's just admitted that he didn't see Stevie, which is kind of typical of a forward player."

Middleton is a Murty signing after the former Gers manager brought him to Auchenhowie last January, having worked with him at Norwich City previously.

He has netted three times in all competitions for Rangers' senior team this season - including one in the Europa League group stages - but Gerrard doesn't fancy him at the moment, and hasn't given him a game for two months.

Glenn Middleton of Rangers is seen during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Ayr United on September 26, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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