Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is living the dream at Ibrox this season and he’s opened up on what has been a meteoric rise since joining the club in January.
The teenager has made 19 appearances this season after an initial settling period at the club, impressing everyone with an attacking contribution of five goals and four assists.
It’s a fantastic return in what is essentially his debut season and the sky appears to be the limit when it comes to his potential.
He can’t quite believe how well it’s going and admitted as much when speaking to the media this week.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 18-year-old said of his burst into the Gers’ first-team:
It’s been a bit crazy and surreal. I always believed in myself. I always believed I would prove people wrong.
One club tells you that you are not good enough, and eight months later you are playing at this level with Rangers.
I need to keep taking it bit by bit and showing people what I can do.
From day one at Rangers I have always said I’m grateful for these opportunities. Hopefully I keep impressing the gaffer and he continues to have trust in me. He’s been massive. He has just given me the freedom to play football. Simple as that.
Middleton’s introduction into Gerrard’s team has been one of the great success stories of the season so far. He is increasingly showing the mentality and ability to be considered a first pick in the side and there are visible improvements in his overall game.
Under Gerrard he has a trusting manager who is desperate for him to succeed. Everything right now points towards that happening both in the short and long-term.