RANGERS Academy is delighted to announce the signing of Scotland youth international Glenn Middleton.

The young wide player joins the development squad until May 2020 from Norwich City.

He has been capped seven times at Scotland under-19s and fourteen times at under-17 level for his country, whilst playing for the Norwich under-23 side.

He most recently played for the under-19 squad in their three matches in November in the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers against Luxembourg, Armenia and Czech Republic.

Middleton was also in the running for the Scotland Goal of the Year vote for his strike for the under-17 national side against Montenegro in March 2017.

Head of Academy Craig Mulholland welcomed the young Rangers fan to the squad today: “We are delighted to sign Glenn as he is a player that we have tracked for some time both at Norwich and with Scotland.

“He is a starting player in the Scotland under-19 team which has reached the elite stage of the European Championship’s even though he is still at under-18 age.

“He is a powerful and very quick wide player who fits well with our player characteristics for that position and we believe he will excel within our style of play having already played many games in Norwich’s under-23 team despite his young age.

“Importantly Glenn has shown a real desire to join Rangers and is hungry and driven to succeed and it is important that we see this desperation to do well at Rangers in a players eyes when they join the club.

“The addition of Glenn means that there will be real competition for places in the Development Squad with Liam Burt, Serge Atakayi, Andy Dallas, Stevie Kelly and Zak Rudden all challenging for forward places.

“This is the kind of competition we look for in a high performance environment and it will be interesting to see the characters of the lads as they push each other hard every day in training and in every game.

“We are delighted to secure one of Scotland’s brightest young talents and I know the Development Squad coaches David McCallum, Billy Kirkwood and Peter Lovenkrands are looking forward to working with Glenn and we all wish him well in his Rangers career,”

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