Sunderland appear to be close to winning the race to sign Greg Docherty this month, with the Daily Record reporting that the Rangers midfielder is likely to join the Black Cats on loan.
It is no surprise to see Docherty preparing to be on the move this month. The midfielder has not featured for the Gers since August despite enjoying an outstanding time out on loan last season.
He scored 10 goals for Shrewsbury. And it appears that he may be returning to League One this month, judging by the latest reports on his future.
According to the Daily Record, both Sunderland and Charlton Athletic were vying to take the 23-year-old for the rest of the season.
But the Record is suggesting that despite the offer from the Addicks, he is ‘likely’ to make the switch to the Stadium of Light.
TBR View – Intriguing move from Docherty?
If Docherty is indeed Sunderland-bound, it will arguably be considered an intriguing move from the youngster.
The Black Cats are the biggest club at their level, so it could easily prove to be an inspired move. But it is surprising that he reportedly looks set to snub Charlton.
His brilliant form in League One last season was seemingly not enough to really catch Steven Gerrard’s eye.
And the Peterborough Telegraph reported in December that, according to Barry Fry, he had snubbed a move to Peterborough United ahead of January because he was set to move to the Championship.
Docherty may perhaps feel that first-team football will be easier to secure with Sunderland. Or there may be other reasons behind his decision.
But there is no question that Sunderland will be making a fantastic signing if they land Docherty.