Midfield duo may be in trouble at Ibrox…


If one thing became apparent over the split, it was the emergence of Steven Davis and his blooming a new role as a kind of deep-lying 6. Indeed, he, Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack worked exceedingly well as a three, for their faults here and there, and it then leaves a very patent question about going forward:

What about Greg Docherty and Jordan Rossiter?

Docherty had been away on holiday following his loan at Shrewsbury ending, while Rossiter is now back from Bury – obviously it’s a little down time for all before reporting for pre-season training, but with the emergence of Glen Kamara, Davis’ form, and Jack’s steady presence in midfield, not to mention the excellent Ross McCrorie on standby, Rangers sure do have some depth in the middle of the park and despite both Docherty and Rossiter’s outstanding seasons with their respective loan clubs, we do wonder if there’s a place for them at Ibrox any more.

Long-time readers will know we’re huge fans of both players, with hearts of lions and ability in spades – but with Rangers’ impressive options in midfield, where is there space for these two?

Docherty has a slight gap – Graham Dorrans is set to leave, and the only real number 10 or goalscoring midfielder at the club is Scott Arfield in his new advanced attacking position – meaning Gerrard needs quality depth for that slot and Docherty is now experienced in that slot and had a tremendous time for the Shrews there.

But Rossiter may struggle. Rangers effectively have five defensive midfielders – Kamara, Jack, McCrorie, Davis, and loosely Halliday – where on earth does the ex-England youth captain fit in here?

We love him to bits, but even we can’t advocate his selection given Gerrard’s current favoured selection is doing so well (Killie doesn’t count).

So, is it another loan? More squad depth? Sales?

You tell us:

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  1. I don't know what the hype on Kamara is based on : one shimmy to get away from the ageing Scott Brown doth not maketh a player. Jack I have never rate, young McCrorie is a squad player and Davis is what age ? Imo we need to add two quality players in this area of the team to take us forward. It remains to be seen wether young Docherty has improved enough to establish himself … as far as Rossiter is concerned have we not wasted enough time on him already ? And let's not forget the unwashed will rearm this close season … imo we have much work to do.

  2. Docherty to fight for the number 10 jersey, but if Rossiter is to stay, someone else is going to have to go. Having said that, if McCrorie is not going to play many games, send him out on loan and keep Rossiter as backup. That would improve McCrorie more

  3. Wae a handle like that … am nae surprised !! … lol ( a get where your comin' fae … I've maybe been a tad negative.). 🙃

  4. Rossiter needs to go. If I'm not fit for my work for 2 years I'll get sacked regardless of whether I've been "unlucky". McCrorie shouldn't be going anywhere but Docherty should be kept as backup.

  5. I'm still hoping that we sign 2 quality midfield players, a number 10 and an attacking midfielder, that are better than anything we have at the club. If we do it will make life very difficult for Docherty, Rossiter and McCrorie.

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