Sources; 23-year old to leave in January

Sources; 23-year old to leave in January

With Rangers’ midfield enjoying what can only be described as a very purple patch indeed, competition has rarely been stronger for the first team slots.

Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo appear to have secured something of a monopoly on the shirts, with Scott Arfield an extra option when not used on the right wing.

However, this has led to talk of the future of Greg Docherty, again.

We discussed it not that long ago, and put it to you readers to see where you stood on his qualifications to have more involvement.

The result was quite strong in favour of him being given a chance, but it’s evident Steven Gerrard isn’t interested, at least for now, in giving him minutes or even a place in the match squad, and as such there is information that the former Hamilton man will be leaving in January.

Likely on loan, in fairness, but the reality is the manager doesn’t rate or want him.

The signing of a player with slightly inferior stats last season in the same division and for a better team in Aribo really put paid to any notion Gerrard was looking at Docherty as a viable option.

Whether the fans like him or not, rate him or not, word is Docherty will leave this winter, and in all honesty who can blame him.

Exiled from the squad, he doesn’t even get runouts for the dev squad/Colts, which even Eros Grezda manages. Your guess is as good as ours there, folks.

Of course, it’s hard to be critical – we might like him but boy is this Rangers midfield doing the business right now – so we have to back the manager.

But it’s a shame Docherty, one of us, couldn’t be part of it.

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  1. Still aggrieved that Aribo gets a chance when someone with a better record for a worse team in the same league can't buy a start.
    But as you note, it is hard to disagree with a winning team. Katic has the same problem, although perhaps not as bad.
    Hope Doc goes on a loan, King goes home and Doc returns in the summer when Kamara leaves and Davis is a year closer to retirement – maybe gets a chance next season

  2. His problem is he is not a ball player. Much the same as mccrorie. When you want to dominate teams you need to keep the ball. Has the energy but not the technical ability. Still feel sorry for him. Could probably do a job RB with his attributes.

  3. God dammit IN. That headline had me panicking as i instantly thought Morelos.

    Please don't do that again or im gonna have to smack all of your arses!

  4. I like Docherty, but if nhe not getting a game he should get himself off and prove Gerrard wrong. I think he will do well where ever he goes

  5. I agree 100% with David, Docherty lacks the ball playing skills and technical ability that fits in with the currently successful Rangers team. Absolutely no doubt Docherty is a good lad with a great attitude and work ethic, but these attributes are not enough.
    It is a shame, but for now at least I cannot see him breaking through into the group of preferred midfielders.

  6. Down south want the lad, so, so be it. Anyone else hear about Brendan Rogers, wanting to sign Morelos, in the January window? Can't see that, happening. If SG is definitely not interested, it seems fair, that Shrewsbury Town should get first dibs on Docherty. Seeing as they loved the lad, down there.

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