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Loaning Greg Docherty to Rotherham could partner him with Ibrox flop Matt Crooks

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Loaning Greg Docherty to Rotherham could partner him with Ibrox flop Matt Crooks

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard might have a decision to make regarding Greg Docherty’s next move from Ibrox.

Rangers are currently considering the future of talented midfielder Greg Docherty. The talented Ibrox star has spent the first part of the season on loan at Shrewsbury Town, where he has impressed in League One. Now, according to The Sun on Sunday (13/1/2019; pg 59) the 22-year-old is attracting Championship attention.

Rotherham United are reportedly targeting the player, with Steven Gerrard now facing a decision on whether to keep him at Shrewsbury or give him Championship experience in England.

If he did head to the New York Stadium, he might end up playing in midfield with a former Rangers flop.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Matt Crooks of Northampton Town looks to move past the challenge of Ryan Manning of Queens Park Rangers as referee Charles Breakspear looks on during the Carabao Cup first round match between Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town at Loftus Road on August 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Matt Crooks has just joined Rotherham United from Northampton Town. Crooks arrived at Ibrox from Accrington Stanley at the same time as Josh Windass in 2016. He arrived as part of a £120,000 joint deal and Mark Warburton had high hopes for his future at Rangers.

However, Crooks struggled at Ibrox and after a spell at Scunthorpe United headed to the Cobblers permanently.

 

He has since found his best form again and Docherty could certainly learn a thing or two about being a young player at Ibrox from Crooks.

It did not happen for the new Millers signing in Glasgow but he could certainly advise Docherty on the pitfalls of life at Ibrox if they were paired up in South Yorkshire.

Rangers should certainly consider allowing the move for Docherty to play in the Championship. The added bonus of some tuition and guidance from Crooks could prove invaluable.

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