Graeme Murty could be ready to hand a shock debut to new signing Glenn Middleton after the youngster impressed for Scotland against Spain.
With Jamie Murphy a massive doubt for the Old Firm, and Michael O’Halloran completely out of favour, the promising young winger could be set to star at Ibrox as a stunning solution to a tricky problem, should the Brighton loanee not make it.
Middleton was one of three permanent signings made in January (along with Declan John and Greg Docherty) and Norwich fans were absolutely devastated to see him go, which shows the esteem they held the attacker in, and given how much he is impressing Ibrox bosses and for his country, he could be in line for an incredible spot in the limelight as a dramatic solution in his senior’s potential absence.
It gives some idea of how good the lad is that Canaries fans did not give two hoots about losing Steven Naismith, Kyle Lafferty, Steven Whittaker, Russell Martin and even to an extent Graham Dorrans but were gutted at the loss of the left sided playmaker.
Many would argue the Old Firm comes too soon for such a raw talent, but then, we are pretty sure youngster Ross McCrorie did half decently at Parkhead at the heart of defence.
And of course, with Middleton on the left, it would cause next-to-no upheaval in Murty’s favoured formation at all.
We await with interest to see Murty’s solution.