By Wayne Veysey
Rangers are pressing ahead with plans to send Glenn Middleton on loan to an English club this summer after his move to Doncaster Rovers stalled, Football Insider understands.
Football Insider revealed last month that the exciting winger, 19, was set to join the League One outfit for the 2018-19 season after an agreement was reached between the clubs.
But the move has stalled after Grant McCann quit as manager to take over at Hull City, with Doncaster hoping to appoint a new boss by Tuesday of next week.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers are waiting on the soon-to-be-unveiled Rovers manager sanctioning Middleton’s loan and, if not, looking to secure him a new club south of the border.
The Glasgow giants are seeking a six-figure loan fee for the wide man and hope a spell in England will have the same benefit for him as it did for Greg Docherty at Shrewsbury Town in the same league last season.
Rangers have overhauled their attack for next season through summer recruitment, which means Middleton has slipped down the wide forward pecking order.
They have recruited Sheyi Ojo on loan from Liverpool, Jordan Jones from Kilmarnock and Jake Hastie from Motherwell to add to their current senior roster of Daniel Candeias, fit-again Jamie Murphy and Eros Grezda.
The Light Blues are also well placed to re-sign Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool after fresh talks this week moved the clubs towards an agreement.
Middleton, who joined Rangers from Norwich City in January of last year, made 29 appearances last season, scoring five goals and supplying five assists, before he was demoted to the reserves for the final months of the campaign.
The teenager was born in Glasgow but moved to Northampton at the age of eight, before joining the youth-team ranks of the Canaries.
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