Rangers loanee Docherty almost secures huge Shrewsbury FA Cup upset
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Rangers loanee Docherty almost secures huge Shrewsbury FA Cup upset

On Saturday afternoon, Rangers loanee Greg Docherty, almost inspired his adopted team to the biggest upset of the FA Cup Fourth Round.
Since joining Shrewsbury Town in May, the 22-year-old has went from strength to strength.
There’s no doubt he has benefitted from regular football.
This was his 32nd appearance of the season and it was almost an extremely special one.

The midfielder seems to have developed a strong working relationship with manager Sam Ricketts. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

The League One outfit welcomed Premier League Wolves to New Meadow.

The visitors currently sit a whopping 54 places above the Shrews in the English league system.
Yet, it was the hosts who took the lead, through Docherty.
After making a run from deep and picking the ball up on the right side of the penalty area, he fired a shot from a tight angle beyond John Ruddy.
It was his eighth in all goal competitions, so far this season.


When Docherty’s teammate, Luke Waterfall, extended the underdog’s advantage, an FA Cup giant killing looked firmly on the cards.
However, Wolves showed their class in the closing stages.
Raul Jimenez pulled one back with fifteen minutes to go, before full-back, Matt Docherty, broke Shrewsbury hearts.

Docherty fired past Ruddy, who has a solitary England cap. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Irish international’s 93rd minute strike, levelled the scores and forced a replay.
Nonetheless, it was another strong performance from the Rangers loanee.
He continues to impress in England, once again showing he enjoys the big occasion.

Bears were rather impressed with his finishing abilities, too.


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