Hibs recently announced the signing of Rangers winger Glenn Middleton.

He arrives in Leith on a season-long loan deal, with his parent club keen for him to play regular minutes.

Middleton has signed for Hibs.

Middleton is now a Hibs player. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Last term Middleton played 29 times, scoring five and assisting on five occasions.

Some Hibs fans are split over whether to be happy about his arrival, due to the club he is arriving from.

Rivalry aside, Middleton fills a gap in Hibs’ squad

Most of this negativity stems from Middleton arriving from Rangers. The two clubs have been closely competing with each other for a few seasons now.

Fierce rivals. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Off the back of a 6-1 hammering at Ibrox, perhaps the timing wasn’t great. Not only have they to live with the embarrassing defeat, but now they are developing one of Rangers’ youth prospects in the Hibs senior side.

It’s important to put the rivalry to one side. For this season, Middleton fills a gap in the Hibees squad.

With Martin Boyle injured they desperately need pace. The 20-year-old has plenty of it and will be able to take on defenders directly. It’s a trait Paul Heckingbottom only has Daryl Horgan to turn to for.

A pacey winger. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Overall this is a decent signing for Hibs. He’ll plug a hole in their squad until Boyle returns. Middleton should be able to get amongst the goals too, as he’s a decent winger with end product.

Perhaps Hibs fans will judge the 20-year-old differently once he makes his Easter Road debut.

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