Greg Docherty has opened up on his Rangers future, to the Daily Record.

The 22-year-old has spent the season in League One, on loan with Shrewsbury Town.

He’s one of many Gers players plugging away elsewhere at the minute, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to argue he’s been one of, if not the most, consistently impressive performer of the bunch.

Docherty fires home from distance against Peterborough United. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

He has made a whopping 45 appearances for the Shrews, scoring nine times. In addition, he has eight assists in the league and only three yellow cards.

“I’ve watched them in the big games this season and it gives me that fire that I really want to push on”, Docherty told the Record. “But I know if I’d been there it would have been hard to watch from the sidelines.

“I’ve watched the team from afar and seen how they play. I’ve been watching and listening to the interviews from the management and players and see what they want to do.”

 

“I feel like I’m a better player but it’s up to me to show that. I’m not going to get ahead of myself. I’ll fight and try my best. The contract is there and I’ve got time on my side.”

He’ll be looking to add to eleven Gers league appearances, next season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Furthermore, he says he’s been stopped in the street in Shrewsbury by Rangers fans on several occasions since his move.

“There is an army base down here and it’s massive the following. They just ask if I’m going back and wish me good luck for this season. The Rangers fans have been unbelievable with me this season. They are absolutely incredible and the best fans in the world for sure with the way they follow the team.”

Analysis

It’s clear that Docherty, a blue nose himself, is itching to get back to Ibrox.

He could scarcely have done much more to stake his claim this season, performing consistently in the league and contributing in both FA and League Cup runs.

The midfielder celebrates a goal against Premier League Wolves in the FA Cup. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

However, the Shrews will still be harbouring relegation fears. With five games left they are just four points above the drop zone and need Docherty to be on form during the big final push.

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