Rangers winger Glenn Middleton has admitted his Norwich exit wasn’t down to him – but revealed he feels sorry for the Canaries missing out on the player he is becoming.
Middleton joined the Gers on transfer deadline day in January after being told his time was up at Carrow Road and the Gers ace claimed the rejection has given him the “drive” to reach the top in his career.
The teenager has really impressed since moving north with fans hoping to see him in the first-team before long, and Middleton admits he is just working hard, waiting for an opportunity.
“The way it happened was weird. It wasn’t down to me. Other things back that up,” Middleton said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I wasn’t playing then I was a forward playing at left-back.
“They brought in a boy from university football in Ireland and started playing him on the wing ahead of me.
“That’s just a few examples of how it wasn’t down to me. It’s a big lesson. I feel sorry for Norwich in terms of what they’re missing now.
“I know how hard I’ve been working since then. It’s given me the drive to move forward in my career.”
Football Insider verdict:
Many were surprised when Middleton was allowed to leave Norwich in January and the Canaries loss has very much been Rangers gain. After impressing consistently for the Under-20s at Ibrox, Middleton will be hoping to make an impact on new manager Steven Gerrard when the Light Blues return for pre-season training on June 15th. The Scottish Under-21 international is currently at the Toulon Tournament, where he has impressed for the Scots and has shown fantastic potential as he looks to make the breakthrough at Ibrox and force his way into the senior squad. Norwich will come to regret letting Middleton go before too long and it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see the winger given the chance to impress when the Light Blues head to Spain for pre-season training in a few weeks times. If Middleton can grab his chance with the first-team the same as he his opportunity with the Academy side then once he’s in the side, the Gers could struggle to get him out of it.