Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted there is ‘a lot of interest’ in fringe midfielder Greg Docherty, but no progress on a potential Ibrox exit for the 23-year-old.
The all-action man has struggled for game time this season and as such it would not be a surprise to see him sent back out on loan.
“Docherty is still about. The kid has got a lot of interest because of the success he had on loan at Shrewsbury,” the Shields Gazette report Rangers manager Gerrard as saying.
“There’s a lot of respect for Doc down in League One and also some in the Championship. He’s got a few things bubbling away but nothing to report just yet.”
In January 2018, the enthusiastic, full of energy, Hamilton star signed for Rangers.
The Gers-supporting Docherty is the unluckiest player at Ibrox due to the standard of Ryan Jack, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo.
Rangers also have Scott Arfield and Greg Stewart, who are also technically and tactfully ahead of Docherty’s high-energy, hurly-burly play.
Docherty seemingly doesn’t stroke the ball about to play possession football, and gives the ball away too easily for Gerrard’s liking, but he can rumble them up, and is a difficult nuisance to play against.
If the Rangers boss felt he could rely on him more, he would have been used in certain games to give a rest to his favourites during the heavy fixture list.
The 23-year-old has been frozen out of Gerrard’s plans since August, when he made the last of his five appearances for the club this season.
Everybody at Ibrox knows that Docherty is eager to move down south, after failing to force his way into the first team.
Docherty made a huge impact for Shrewsbury Town last season while on loan from Rangers, scoring 10 goals and supplying 11 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions.