The teenager is highly thought of by Rangers but minutes don’t look likely at Ibrox. They seemingly want to loan him out and Dingwall or Paisley could be potential landing spots.
Middleton spent the first half of the season at Hibs but failed to make a matchday squad following the arrival of Jack Ross as manager.
St Mirren have been active and County need width
The Buddies have already been active in the transfer window. They’ve announced three players, with Akin Famewo and Conor McCarthy joining the club. Interestingly, they’ve already signed up someone capable of playing on the flanks in Jamie McGrath.
County could be a good fit with plenty of games for Middleton. Lengthy spells on the sidelines for Michael Gardyne and Ross Stewart leave them short of options on the flanks. Middleton could provide some short-term relief.
This season Middleton has featured six times in the Premiership, assisting once. A promising breakthrough at Rangers shows there is a player in him, he just needs to show his consistent credentials at Premiership level.
Ross County or St Mirren could give him the opportunity to do so.