Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has suggested that Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has rejected a January move to the League One side as he is expecting to join a Championship club, in comments reported by the Peterborough Telegraph.
Docherty’s Ibrox future looks to be uncertain. He has barely featured for Steven Gerrard’s men this season. And the Daily Record recently reported that Rangers are open to offers for the youngster ahead of next month’s window.
And it appears that Gers fans have received a big clue regarding his next move. The Peterborough Telegraph reports that Docherty rejected a move to London Road in the summer.
And Fry explained that Posh have had no luck in their latest attempt to sign the 23-year-old.
“Rangers boss Steven Gerard thought we would be an ideal move for Greg, but the player says he has a Championship club to go to,” Fry said, as reported by the Peterborough Telegraph.
“We have identified a couple of other targets which we will go for, although there is some hesitation as we don’t want to spoil what is a fantastic team spirit.”
It will be a good opportunity for Docherty if he does join a Championship club. He was outstanding in England’s third tier last year, but it was not enough to force his way into Gerrard’s plans this season.
Heading to a higher level may give Docherty a better chance to prove a point to the Rangers boss.
You could understand why some Rangers fans may be tempted to suggest that Docherty’s long-term future looks to lie elsewhere. But another brilliant spell – if he does leave on loan – would surely leave Gerrard with plenty to ponder.