Rangers fans on twitter are reacting in shock and horror to rumours attributed to STV’s Raman Bharwaj that midfielder Greg Docherty is to leave on loan.
Naturally we cannot verify the truth of this story as yet, but Docherty’s complete absence from first team affairs for a number of months has been telling, and the supposed claim is he’s to leave to gain valuable game time elsewhere.
The overriding reaction appears to be disbelief that Docherty would make way while slightly less rated Andy Halliday remains part of the squad, and indeed got minutes in Macedonia on Thursday when many might have assumed Docherty would come on instead.
Ever since that Hampden debacle we really cannot help wondering what is behind Docherty’s complete absence from the XI – he appears regularly on the bench, but a £650,000 signing wasting away on the sidelines seems a tad counterproductive – it has, however, been consistently the case under Murty, Nicholl, and now Steven Gerrard.
They say there’s no smoke without fire, but we’d be truly amazed if Greg Docherty was to shift.
But then, crazier things have happened.