Hibs decide to cut short Glenn Middleton's loan from Rangers

Return of Martin Boyle prompts rethink

Friday, 27th December 2019, 9:04 pm
Updated Friday, 27th December 2019, 9:11 pm
Glenn Middleton will return to parent club Rangers
Glenn Middleton will return to parent club Rangers

Hibs have terminated their season-long loan deal for Rangers winger Glenn Middleton.

The 19-year-old was signed during the summer by then head coach Paul Heckingbottom, but he has not played for the Hibees since October 30 and wasn’t included of any of new boss Jack Ross’ matchday squads.

Middleton arrived with a high reputation, having scored in the Europa League for Rangers last season and being a Scotland Under-21 internationalist, but in the end he only made eight appearances for Hibs.

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A statement from Hibs read: “ Hibernian can confirm that Glenn Middleton’s loan from Rangers has been cut short.

“Initially due to run until the end of the season, Glenn has been allowed to return to Ibrox ahead of the January transfer window opening, when he will be free to feature for Steven Gerrard’s side.

“Brought in as an option out wide following the loss of Martin Boyle to injury, the Australian international’s return to fitness and top form ahead of schedule has limited Glenn’s first-team involvement of late.

“He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Easter Road.”