Steven Gerrard has today confirmed Greg Docherty is finished at Rangers, but worded it in the strangest way yet by cryptically ‘explaining’ the problem, without any reason why.
Rangers’ manager, smarting from a terrible performance at Livi yesterday, was updating on both Docherty and Ross McCrorie’s respective situations, when he expressed Docherty’s status:
“It’s not going to work for Greg at Rangers, so we are waiting on his decision.”
This is one of the most curious comments yet. This is the same manager who said of Docherty:
“For example, Greg Docherty has been absolutely magnificent with his professionalism and training really well – but in his position we’ve had Ryan Jack who is arguably our player of the season. Greg has done absolutely nothing wrong so I have to be respectful for him and understand his situation. Maybe the best thing for him is to go play football. I can’t stand in his way then.”
And he also later added that despite all this and Docherty being a model professional and doing everything right, it just wasn’t enough.
So just why is Stevie so against this kid?
No one has worked harder to play for the Famous Glasgow Rangers than Greg Docherty, but this manager wasn’t interested even in giving him a run. Even more bizarrely, when he did select him for 2018/2019’s UEL qualifiers his stats were excellent.
But that’s not enough either.
No, we’re really troubled by how Docherty’s been treated here, and frankly something stinks.