Monday, 16 September 2019

Unbelievable Rangers stat cannot be real. But it is...

Further to our earlier piece about Greg Docherty and his struggles to get minutes in the first team is a shocking stat that may have passed many Rangers fans by about the energetic midfielder.

As we know he did brilliantly at Shrewsbury last season, well enough indeed to earn a recall to Ibrox and a permanent place in the squad for the season.

We had felt this was his chance to kick on and become a mainstay in the side, but as yet that hasn’t happened – and there’s an even more staggering stat that will make admirers of Docherty raise an eyebrow, if, that is, they don’t already know it.

Greg Docherty has had zero Premiership minutes this season. Zip. Nada. Not even one.

Indeed, he even only made one bench, and that was v Hibs. Otherwise Greg Docherty has been completely cast out by Steven Gerrard, including for the Europa League squad which has not included him.

He has started two matches all season – East Fife and the return leg v St Joseph’s, and came on as a late sub in three UEL legs.

It’s evident to see he’s not a player our manager likes, wants, rates or has interest in. He ditched him out on loan last season, but despite how well he did in League One opted to sign someone from that division with marginally inferior stats.

And this season has seen little but insult for him – instead of replacing Ryan Jack for Livi, it was a change in formation to shift Scott Arfield back there.

Steven Gerrard appears to be going out of his way to avoid using Docherty.

But surely he’s deserved more than 0 minutes in the league?
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