Hibs have confirmed the arrival of Rangers winger Glenn Middleton.

He joins the Easter Road side on a season-long loan deal, with his parent club looking for him to gain regular senior experience in Scotland.

Middleton has joined Hibs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Paul Heckingbottom will be glad to have the winger.

Middleton is a welcome boost for Hibs after torrid weekend

The former Norwich City youngster scored five goals and assisted on five occasions for the Gers last term. Rangers are up to their eyes in wingers, so Middleton clearly wasn’t considered in the plans for this season.


Heckingbottom confirmed to the BBC recently that Middleton was a target of his. After watching his side flounder against his new signing’s parent club, the Englishman will know that the 20-year-old adds exciting elements to this Hibees squad that they don’t currently possess.

Middleton possess qualities Hibs need to add to their squad. (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Without Martin Boyle, Hibs don’t have much pace. Daryl Horgan is fairly quick, but the likes of Joe Newell can’t run at defenders with speed. Middleton can to great effect.

His stats from last season show he has end product. Not only that but he already knows the league fairly well. The rest of Hibs’ signings, bar Scott Allan, look like they’ll take a while to adjust to the demands of Scottish football.

Middleton should be able to hit the ground running and how Hibs need a bit of extra magic right now. Scott Allan is constantly looked to as the source for Hibs’ attacking inspiration.

Attacking inspiraton. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The winger should be a decent addition for the Easter Road side.

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