Rangers picked up an important Thursday night win at Ibrox, emerging as 1-0 victors over Russian Premier League side FC Ufa in their UEFA Europa League play-off tie.
Steven Gerrard’s side had a tough evening against the Russians, who are clearly a decent outfit, but Connor Goldson’s finish shortly before half-time was enough to bring a lead into the away leg next week.
It’s not the biggest of advantages but will hopefully be enough to see us into the group stages of the competition.
Fans were pleased with the performance from the team and even had a chance to see cameos from new signing Kyle Lafferty and youngster Glenn Middleton in the second half.
Middleton caught the eye of many with some lightning runs down the left hand side, at one point looking like he may have won a penalty against the away side, which wasn’t given.
Plenty are now calling on him to get more action over Ryan Kent, now that Jamie Murphy is out for the season.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his 15 minutes this evening…
Been impressed with what I’ve seen of Middleton so far in these games. Strong, fast and decent final ball.
— Chris Gray (@Gray__Z) August 23, 2018
Middleton is gonna be some player
— Gareth Brown (@GazBear77) August 23, 2018
Middleton looks superb
— Ryan ???? (@RyaannRockStar_) August 23, 2018
New game plan-
Get the ball to Middleton ????
— ⚫️⚫️7ftFeetTall&PlaysTheFluteLOYAL (@weepaljoe_) August 23, 2018
Kent will be the likely replacement for Murphy. But Middleton surely has to be in with a shout?
— Dave McDonald (@DaveRfc101) August 23, 2018
Glen Middleton already playing better than Kent
— ChariZard (@AndrewWhite07) August 23, 2018
Naecunt knows how to deal with Middleton ever ????
— Alan Wright (@alan_wright87) August 23, 2018
The boy Middleton will be a good player for us needs more game time
— Chad Benson (@Chad_benson_) August 23, 2018
Do you think Glenn Middleton deserves more first-team chances?