Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty this month with the former Hamilton star surplus to requirements under Steven Gerrard – and Black Cats fans have responded excitedly on Twitter.
The Scottish Sun have claimed that Docherty, 23, is to leave Rangers this month and move to Sunderland – with the midfielder preferring a move to the Stadium of Light over Championship clubs Charlton Athletic and Millwall.
Docherty has struggled for game time under Steven Gerrard, managing just five appearances this season – four of which came in Europa League qualifying. The likes of Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Joe Aribo, Steven Davis and more have kept him sidelined.
It is believed Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson has convinced Docherty to move to the north east rather than to London with either Charlton or Millwall. Both Championship sides were keen, after he had a hand in 21 goals last season at Shrewsbury.
Scoring 10 and creating 11, he clocked up a whopping 50 outings for Shrewsbury in one season. Now, he is set to return to League One and play a starring role in Sunderland’s push for promotion from the third tier to the Championship.
Sunderland fans have reacted on Twitter to the reported news that their club are interested in landing Docherty this month, and indeed are set to bring the midfielder to Wearside – just days after announcing a deal for Rangers icon Kyle Lafferty.
this would be an absolutely tremendous signing. a clear upgrade on leadbitter at least.
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) January 15, 2020
Good business if this goes over the line
— Jase 73 (@JasonGregory6) January 16, 2020
Here's hoping Defoe puts in a good word for us
— Jimmy Jesus (@GazJ20162017) January 15, 2020
Happy days… seems like a top lad. Goals a bonus too.
— Tom (@Leech27Tom) January 15, 2020
Greg Docherty loan deal til the end of the season is all but done.
A goalscoring threat from midfield will strengthen us unquestionably.
Box to Box aswell ✅#SAFC
— @SunderrlandAFC (@SAFCFANSVIEW) January 15, 2020
If the rumours about Greg Docherty coming to us are true, I'll be buzzing. Very exciting player🤞 #SAFC
— JamSarny (@Jam_Sarny) January 15, 2020