“I can’t stand in his way” – Stevie shows fan-favourite the door

“I can’t stand in his way” – Stevie shows fan-favourite the door

Steven Gerrard has effectively admitted that fan-favourite midfielder Greg Docherty is not in his plans and must leave this month to get football.

The 23-year old engine-room man was expected to be a major fixture under such a manager, but the boss just hasn’t taken to him and won’t be using him going forward bar emergency injury or suspension, and even then we suspect he’d recall a loan or make an emergency Bosman signing.

And he’s more or less conceded this himself.

He said:

“Maybe the best thing for him is to go play football – I can’t stand in his way then.”

About as clear as it gets – a manager just doesn’t say that about any player who’s even remotely part of his plans.

Docherty is finished at Ibrox under this manager, although he was furnished with an unexpected cameo in the Tashkent friendly, and it’s clearly best that the right club is found for him to move onto.

Hearts, Aberdeen, Peterborough, Shrewsbury and Hibs have been mentioned along with Wigan as interested parties, and there’s no question he’ll get a good gig.

It just has to be right for him.

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  1. Personally I am gutted by this, I do rate Docherty. I would like for him to stay as injuries and suspensions always take their toll in the second half of the season, and Docherty would be ideal back up, if not stay and fight for his place. I remember a certain Ally McCoist was told by a certain ex-liverpool player who became Rangers manager, that he wasn't part of his plans. Coisty stayed and made him a part of his plans. Docherty should do the same!!

  2. Gutted !! Hes hardly had a look in or been given a chance. Shocking decision. We are gny have scottish cup games, euro, and obv lge games surely we can use him.

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