Sunday, 19 May 2019

Is Steven Gerrard set to pull a sensational rabbit out of the hat at Rugby Park?

Steven Gerrard could be set to give a sensational place to returning midfielder Greg Docherty following the 22-year old’s outstanding loan at Shrewsbury ending and the former Hamilton man back at Ibrox.

The-now attacking goalscoring midfielder has been in absolute red-hot form down south, and the overwhelming majority of fans want to see him back in the Rangers shirt, but while Docherty’s development and performances in League One were both of the highest order, he faces a hell of a battle to regain a Rangers shirt given the depth Steven Gerrard can call upon in Docherty’s area of the pitch.

But he is back training at Auchenhowie again – he’s officially a fully-fledged Rangers player again and may sensationally come into contention for a place on the bench today at Rugby Park. Or even better.

It’s a great problem for Stevie to have – his depth in the middle of the park is almost ridiculous, matching or perhaps even exceeding anything else in the SPL now, and a player of the quality of Docherty in reserve only enhances that.

In the end Shrewsbury had an ok season, surviving the drop with a handful of points, but Docherty, with all due respect to the Shrews, is destined for greater things.

And maybe that starts in Kilmarnock today.

NB: or maybe it doesn't! We occasionally get things a little wrong around here - Docherty is on holiday in sunnier climes right now and won't be playing much of a role at Rugby Park we wouldn't imagine. Well, we think the lad can play, but maybe not well enough to start from hundreds and hundreds of miles away....

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