Glenn Middleton has revealed what Rangers manager Steven Gerrard told him to do to produce such a fine performance against Ayr United on Wednesday night.
The message was simple – give them hell.
Middleton was starting his first match in Rangers colours after impressive from the bench on a number of occasions already this season. He scored two goals and inspired his side to a Scottish League Cup semi-final place at Hampden.
He’s opened up about his big night after the match, revealing the simple but effective nature of Gerrard’s motivational instructions.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 18-year-old said:
The manager just told me to give the right-back pure hell. I’m always going to go at someone – as that’s just what I do.
I’m not going to say I am the most technical player in the world because I’m not.
I’m just lucky to have good players in the team that help me out and I have been lucky the manager has been really good with me.
The manager has been brilliant, it’s been a dream come true to get into the first team.
It’s just the case of taking the chance to show the manager can trust me in any situation. Everything just adds up.
The youngster appears to have a massive future and he seems intent on realising his potential at Ibrox, leaving supporters excited about what he can achieve in Rangers colours.
Although it’s important not to put too much pressure on his shoulders, at the very least it’s clear that the Gers have a fantastic option beyond the recognised senior starters right now.
We can’t wait to see how Glenn Middleton develops over the season.
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