Rangers fans react to Glenn Middleton's latest reserve display

Rangers fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers reserves picked up another win on Monday, with Glenn Middleton starring.

Glenn Middleton of Rangers takes a look around the stadium prior to the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock,...

Rangers weren't in action over the weekend, having been knocked out of the Scottish Cup in the quarter-finals by Aberdeen, who lost to Celtic on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard will have been pleased to give his players a break having endured a frantic schedule for much of the season, but there was also a chance for fringe players on Monday.

Rangers took on bitter rivals Celtic in a reserve game at Firhill, and it was the perfect chance for January signing Matt Polster to continue building up his fitness.

 

However, winger Glenn Middleton stole the show for the Rangers reserves, scoring twice to hand his side a 2-0 win and an Old Firm win.

Middleton featured prominently in the first team earlier this season, but having lost his form, he has dropped back down into the reserves.

With five goals in his last eight games for the reserves, Middleton is in blistering form, and he is doing himself no harm at all as he bids to get into Gerrard's first team plans.

Glenn Middleton of Rangers challenges Mert Muelduer of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between Rapid Wien and Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

After his goalscoring exploits on Monday, some are calling for Middleton to be brought back into the first team setup, believing that he deserves a chance ahead of summer flop Eros Grezda.

Others think that Middleton is in a weird position of being too good for the reserves and not good enough for the first team, meaning a loan move may be the next best step, even after being impressed on Monday.

Rangers fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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