Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers are set to complete the signing of Rangers youngster Glenn Middleton on a season-long loan deal, according to reports from the Daily Record.
The Yorkshire club will be looking to lick their wounds and go one step further in their quest for Championship football next season, after Grant McCann’s side suffered play-off heartbreak last time around.
But the Northern Irishman doesn’t seem to be wasting any time in strengthening his squad ahead of the new season, with Donny set to sign Rangers winger Middleton on a season-long loan deal.
The 19-year-old signed for the Glasgow club from Norwich City last year, and has since caught the eye at Ibrox, scoring five goals in a total of 28 games for Steven Gerrard’s side last term.
The winger, who also added three assists last season, scored in their 4-3 defeat to Spartak Moscow in the Europa League, and is highly regarded by those at Ibrox.
But in a bid to gain more regular game-time, the exciting attacker looks set to join Donny for the duration of the 2019/20 campaign, after seeing his game-time become limited in the second half of last season.
Donny will be hoping that Middleton can fill the void left by Leeds United loanee Mallik Wilks, who looks set to return to Elland Road after a fine season on loan with Rovers.
This is probably the best move for all parties concerned with this particular transfer deal.
Middleton is a huge, huge talent, who was mightily impressive for Rangers at times last season, and he will be a fantastic signing for Rovers.
He isn’t the finished article just yet though, and Gerrard will be hoping that he can mature as a player whilst on loan at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Doncaster need a player like Middleton too, with Mallik Wilks returning to Leeds after occupying the left-wing spot last season.