St. Johnstone loanee Glenn Middleton has admitted that his time at McDiarmid Park has left him feeling like a “wee boy again” as the Scotland under-21 star enjoys his football again after a difficult couple of years at Rangers.

Before moving to Perth on loan in January, Middleton has unsuccessful stints with Hibs and Bradford City while struggling to get close to the first-team squad at Ibrox after an impressive first full season at Rangers saw him become a regular under Steven Gerrard.

Since joining the Saints, Middleton has written his name into the club’s history books after helping them win last season’s phenomenal domestic cup double and securing European football.

 

Middleton confessed that he’s “loving it” at St. Johnstone as he prepares for tomorrow afternoon’s Premiership clash with Aberdeen at Pittodrie, and you get the feeling he’s on the cusp of a really big season for Callum Davidson’s side.

“I’m genuinely loving it,” Middleton said. “Especially since I’ve come back, in ways I’ve felt like a wee boy again and just enjoying my football.

“Every day coming in for training, all the lads are brilliant to be around. It’s a really good group to be around – and I’m sure a few of the boys have said that in interviews too. I feel like everyone has that friendship vibe between it all and just being in here on a daily basis is helping me and I’m really enjoying it.

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Glenn Middleton celebrates after scoring St Johnstone’s second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-Final against St Mirren. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“You have to enjoy what you’re doing and it’s only going to help you in the long-term. As long as it keeps going that way then I’ll have no complaints at all.”

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