After falling out of manager Steven Gerrard’s plans at Ibrox, Middleton was loaned to Hibernian last summer.
But his match time dried up massively after a change of manager at Easter Road, prompting an early Rangers return for the winger last month.
Despite there being several clubs credited with interest throughout January, it was not until the day after the deadline that Middleton’s latest temporary move was eventually confirmed.
But within 48 hours of his arrival becoming a Bradford City player – and before he even kicked a competitive ball for them- Middleton encountered further dugout upheaval through the sacking of Gary Bowyer.
The 20-y-o- not to mention Rangers – will hope that the next City boss rates him has highly as their predecessor.
Otherwise, it could be back to square one for Middleton at Ibrox next season.