McBurnie is reportedly a Rangers fan and was heavily linked with a move to the Gers during the summer.
Middleton was superb for Rangers when he came on as a substitute. The youngster took to Twitter after the game to share his reaction. And McBurnie responded to his tweet:
— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) September 20, 2018
The Gers twice came from behind to earn a crucial point in their Europa League opener. They showed great fighting spirit and deserve a lot of credit for that effort.
Scott Arfield cancelled out Carlos Bacca’s first-minute opener with Rangers’ second shot on goal.
Moreno Gerard restored Villarreal’s lead quickly, but Kyle Lafferty’s 76th-minute goal meant Rangers maintained their unbeaten record in nine European games this season.
Rangers had only 41% of possession and managed only three shots on target. The Ibrox side host Rapid Vienna in their next Group G outing.