Shrewsbury Town boss Sam Ricketts has dismissed speculation he could bring Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty back to Shropshire as he edges closer to the Ibrox exit door.

Docherty has been in talks with Hull City over a permanent move to the Tigers and the former Scotland under-21 star was also linked with a return to the New Meadow after impressing on loan there two seasons ago.

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town applauds the Shrewsbury Town supporters at full time during the Sky Bet League One match between Coventry City and Shrewsbury Town at The Ricoh Arena on April 28, 2019 in Coventry, United Kingdom. Rangers

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Ricketts admitted a move for Doc would interest him but just doesn’t feel it is possible for the League One side at the minute.

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“We speak to Doc on a regular basis anyway just because he’s become part of the family, really, part of what we are here,” Ricketts said, as quoted by the Shropshire Star.

 

“We remain in contact, not just myself but Brian Caldwell as well, that’s just because he’s a good person and his family are good people.

“Obviously he would be of interest to us and a number of clubs but it’s not something we feel is possible, really, to be honest with you at the minute.”

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Ahmed Kashi of Oxford United receives a straight red for his tackle on Tyrese Campbell of Shrewsbury Town from Referee Christopher Sarginson with Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town pointing to where he needs to go during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United at Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury on Monday 22nd April 2019. Rangers

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Docherty spent part of last season on loan at Hibs and performed well but it wasn’t enough to convince Steven Gerrard he has a future at Rangers.

His stint at Shrewsbury in 2018/19 is arguably the best of his career so far, scoring 10 goals in 50 appearances and picking up the club’s Player of the Year award.

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