Charlie Adam says a free-kick from Glenn Middleton reminded him of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale after the Rangers loanee fired St Johnstone into the Scottish Cup final.

The Perth side are on the brink of an unbelievable cup double after winning their Scottish Cup semi-final with St Mirren 2-1. Middleton was brought off the bench in the second half, and within nine minutes, the Rangers talent had set up Chris Kane for the opener before blasting a free-kick past former Ibrox teammate Jak Alnwick.

Sensational from Rangers loanee Glenn Middleton.

Sensational from Rangers loanee Glenn Middleton. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was an unbelievable strike that leaves St Johnstone in a Scottish Cup final with Hibs. It would be their second trophy of the season after winning the League Cup in February and Adam believes the Rangers loanee managed to do his best Bale impression to get there.

The Dundee midfielder said (BBC): “It’s Gareth Bale-esque I would say. He’s about 30-35 yards out and he does that technique that Gareth Bale does and Jak Alnwick doesn’t see it. There’s obviously been lots of practice that has put him in that situation.


“He’s a young player who can make a difference. If that was me, I would try and whip it, but everyone has a totally different technique.

“He’s come on at Rangers under new management and he’s found it hard to get games. He’s gone to Hibs and St Johnstone to get minutes and now he’s showing his quality. He’ll push for a start in the final.”

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