Amidst the great health of the Rangers squad, with still Kemar Roofe, Niko Katic and Bongani Zungu to come into or back into the group fully, two players have been left on the absolute Ibrox scrapheap with one in particular abandoned entirely.
Glenn Middleton and Jamie Barjonas simply aren’t part of this Rangers regime and will not be part of its future, but it’s Glenn Middleton especially who has been unceremoniously dumped, ruthlessly we have to say.
The issue with Middleton is not just that he’s not in Steven Gerrard’s plans, it’s also that no one else wants him at all.
The young winger, so promising in Europe in Stevie’s first season at Ibrox, has deteriorated badly, and after rotten loans at both Hibs and Bradford, absolutely no one else even wants to take a chance on him.
He’s been in football limbo for well over 6 months, and while he’s at every training session, it’s with no hope of anything in the senior team.
Maybe in the B team, if they’re even playing right now, but Middleton’s time at Ibrox is well and truly over and we have to wonder how bad he’s gotten that even League Two Bradford binned him quickly.
What has happened to him? Why did he plummet this aggressively?
From where he was, which was playing in marquee matches v Villarreal, to this? Not even able to get on the Rangers bench since that friendly in France this summer.
We feel for him, we had such high hopes for him – but it just hasn’t worked out and he really should be given a mutual consent by the club now.
It’s time for both parties to move on completely.