Rangers loanee Glenn Middleton had a very productive, and much needed, night yesterday evening. The winger is currently on loan at Hibernian and yesterday he scored twice as the Hibs Reserves side defeated St Mirren 6-0 in the Reserve Cup.
The brace from the Ibrox loanee will be a welcome relief for the player, who is currently struggling for first-team football at Easter Road.
The 19-year-old has not been in the Hibernian squad for the club’s last four games, which have also seen an upturn in results under the new management of Jack Ross.
But it is clear that Middleton is struggling to win over the new boss and Rangers will surely be slightly concerned.
Steven Gerrard would have ratified his loan exit so Middleton could get regular playing time. With the wide positions well-stocked at Ibrox, it seemed a good move.
Middleton had shown sensational form for Graeme Murty’s Rangers reserve side last season and the hope was he could turn that into first-team success in Leith.
That has not yet proved to be the case and Rangers will surely be hoping things improve soon. Middleton could be playing reserve football at Auchenowie so unless something changes in the capital, surely a Glasgow recall will be on the cards in the winter.