Rangers loanee Glenn Middleton has ‘more than proved himself’ since returning to St Johnstone from Ibrox, believes manager Callum Davidson.

The Ibrox talent set up Chris Kane for a tap-in as St Johnstone drew 1-1 with Austrian side LASK in an impressive Europa Conference League first-leg play-off match. Middleton helped Saints win a domestic cup double and scored the decisive goal which secured a top six Scottish Premiership finish last term while on-loan from Rangers.

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Ibrox winger Glenn Middleton has impressed since returning to Saints from Rangers. (Photo by JOHANN GRODER/EXPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Davidson was impressed by Middleton, who’s contributions have given St Johnstone a chance of reaching the group stages of a European competition: “He’s more than proved himself since he came back. He is gives us that dynamism.

“Glenn gives us pace and power and it’s nice to have that counter-attacking threat. I thought the boys performed unbelievably well. I am a bit disappointed with the chance we miss before their goal.

 

“But we had a go and went toe-to-toe with LASK. It’s a great result and a learning curve. We give ourselves a chance. Some of the results LASK have had in the last couple of years have been tremendous. LASK are a good European team. All credit to the players.”

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