Due to the international break, there were only a handful of Rangers players in action over the weekend.

Two of them were Greg Docherty and Jak Alnwick. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well for either.

Docherty battled away to no avail on Saturday. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Both players have been regulars for their adopted sides this season. In fact, they’ve often been standout performers.

However, their contributions may not be able to save them from the League One drop.

Docherty played the 90 minutes on Saturday for Shrewsbury Town, as they slipped to a 2-0 home defeat to Portsmouth.

In fairness, it was far from an unexpected result. Portsmouth are genuine promotion contenders, while the Shrews have never had any such pretensions.

Docherty excelled in two cup runs, but league form has been elusive. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

They have been in lower mid-table all season and the weekend defeat saw them drop to 19th. They are now just one point clear of Walsall, who currently occupy the last relegation spot.

 

Things aren’t much better for Alnwick at Scunthorpe, either.

They lost 3-1 away at fellow strugglers Rochdale. It was a result which prompted the club to part company with the manager, Stuart McCall.

Alnwick impressed enough to secure a loan extension, but Scunthorpe’s defence is leaky. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The Iron are now living dangerously in 18th place, just two points from safety.

It’s certainly congested at the bottom of League one and these two Gers are in the thick of it.

Both players are set to return to Ibrox in the summer, but first, they will attempt to steer their adopted sides to safety.

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