Greg Docherty continued his fine form for Shrewsbury Town with a superb FA Cup solo goal last night.

The box-to-box midfielder picked the ball up on the edge of the box and drove at the Salford defence. Knocking it by the defender, he hammered it high into the roof of the net. It was fairly impressive.

Shrewsbury would go on to beat Salford 3-1 with Docherty continuing to cement himself as a firm fan favourite in Shropshire.

Greg, 22, took his goal superbly last night. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

But whilst Rangers are missing a player with his drive and creativity in midfield, it’s not time for Rangers to take him home just yet.

In fact, the club are much better served by keeping him precisely where he is.

Loan spell has been superb for Greg Docherty’s development

Docherty has excelled during the loan spell at the English League One outfit. The former Hamilton midfielder has five in 18 and looks like he’s really enjoying the challenge.

Rangers must be looking at similar loan moves for some of their fringe players. If the plan is to buy more players in January, then the likes of Ross McCrorie must follow in Docherty’s footsteps and head out.

Should the likes of Ross McCrorie follow Docherty’s lead? (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Game time is all important at this point in their careers. Docherty and Rangers are feeling the benefit of that.

If he returns now, Doc’s not a guaranteed starter. At Shrewsbury he is. It’s not broke, why fix it?

The youngster says that he doesn’t want to be at Rangers unless he’s playing a major role.

If he keeps going the way he is, he can do that for many years to come at his beloved Ibrox.

But for now he’s earning his stripes in Shrewsbury.

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