Rangers winger Glenn Middleton helped his parent club out at the weekend as his loan side Hibernian held Old Firm rivals Celtic to a draw.
The 19-year-old was loaned out by Steven Gerrard this summer with the wide positions at Ibrox fully stocked.
After his impressive form with the Rangers under-23s last season there was plenty of interest in his signature and Hibs eventually got their man.
He will be hoping to show his attacking prowess at Easter Road and prove himself worthy of a Rangers chance from next season.
However, as the player told Hibs TV, it is actually his defensive duties which he is most keen to improve. As reported by the Daily Record, Middleton stated how he is learning just how important tracking back can be as a wide player.
“I have learnt a lot over the last couple of weeks that chasing back and winning he ball off your man is sometimes as important as scoring or creating a goal.
“It just adds to the momentum of the team.
“It gets us up the pitch but also stops them getting forward as well.”
This will undoubtedly be music to the ears of Rangers’ manager Gerrard. The Ibrox boss places a big emphasis on defensive play and hearing Middleton express his increasing willingness to help out defensively shows a maturing young player.
Rangers fans are in no doubt about Middleton’s qualities but this loan spell could see him grow into a future Ibrox star if he keeps up this current mentality.