Greg Docherty has said he hopes to learn from the likes of Steven Davis when he returns to the club in what is a bit of a dream come true. Davis is a player a young Doc looked up to as a kid.
In a season were the sounds coming out of Ibrox have all been positive, the boy away from home has been making plenty of noises too.
Greg Docherty has been rampant at Shrewsbury. The former Hamilton midfielder and Rangers diehard has contributed 14 goals in 28 games for the League One outfit. That includes seven goals from midfield.
That hasn’t stopped him keeping an eye on Rangers’ progress whilst he’s been away. And Docherty was as excited as any fan when he heard Steven Davis was set to rejoin the club.
“Steven was the guy I watched out for as a kid when I was a season-ticket holder,” explains Greg, in an interview quoted in the Daily Record. “I was only about 10 or 11 at the time and he and Barry Ferguson were the guys I wanted to be like.
“He achieved so much the last time he was at the club with the amount of trophies he lifted.
“I don’t think he was really appreciated for how good he was at the time. So it’s great the club have been able to get him back in. It’s a real coup and hopefully he can help us kick on now.”
Will both players be in the Rangers team next year?
Docherty admits that when he returns to Ibrox, he could well be battling Davis for a place. The midfielder has come on massively down South and will hope to get back into the side upon his return.
That should be the end of the season. Despite calls from some quarters to have him recalled, Shrews Manager Sam Ricketts said he thinks Docherty will stay.
And Docherty will get his wish to learn from guys like Steven Davis if the atheltic midfielder keeps playing the way he’s been playing.