Rangers winger Glenn Middleton’s Ibrox career is (even more) over after he was given the green light to make the switch to St Johnstone again.
Initial reports claim it’s another loan, but they said that about Jordan Jones and that was a permanent, so we wouldn’t be shocked if Middleton’s transfer to McDiarmid Park is a similar deal, because his Rangers career is finished.
Having played a little in the shop window over pre-season, Middleton has struggled deeply to rediscover the form which made him such a bright spark when Steven Gerrard first took over, and unfortunately the attacker’s development started stunting around the middle of that season.
It was clear to see he wasn’t progressing, and in fact was regressing, soon finding himself out of the Ibrox picture – his attitude was bang on and he admitted issues with himself, maturely trying to turn it around.
But again, late that season it was too little too late and he’s another player who hasn’t made the cut under this manager.
St Johnstone, having such a great time of it now under Callum Davidson, is a much better fit for Middleton – he can develop and evolve there with plenty of minutes and with a strong team challenging for European places, and is likely to remain there.
It didn’t work at Ibrox for Middleton but he’s a good lad – just not quite at it for Rangers, and we wish him the best under Davidson.