Rangers are all set for a busy month in the transfer window.
The Gers might be away on a warm weather training break in Dubai at the moment, but that hasn’t put an end to the constant speculation surrounding their business in the market over the coming weeks.
Sporting director Ross Wilson has openly said that the priority is to offload some of the deadwood from Steven Gerrard’s squad, as per the Scottish Sun, and one man who may fall into that category is Greg Docherty.
The 23-year-old has struggled for game time in the opening half of the season, making just five appearances for the senior side – and none in the Scottish Premiership.
And according to a report from Football Insider, that could prompt the midfielder to seek a loan exit during the current window.
The article states that the player is eager to move to an English side, and while there is interest from League One clubs Peterborough United and Shrewsbury Town, where Docherty spent last season on loan, it is understood that the player now believes he is of a higher level than the third tier.
As such, a move to a Championship side would be his preference.
To be fair to Docherty, this seems like a good idea.
At the end of the day, he hasn’t been playing enough at Ibrox, and the chances are that he will continue to be on the periphery in the second half of the campaign, barring some serious upheaval.
With that in mind, a loan move feels like the right thing for his development, especially when you consider how well he did during his spell with Shrewsbury last term.
The Scot hit 10 goals and 11 assists from midfield over the course of 50 matches south of the border.
Clearly, there is a talented player in there somewhere, but he needs to be playing regularly to realise his full potential.