The huddle isn’t something you’ll ever find Rangers fans carrying out, and that proved to be the case for Greg Docherty too.
The Rangers loan star has been in terrific form for Shrewsbury Town this season. With 28 appearances to his name this term, Docherty has become a hero down in League One.
And he was at it again on Saturday as his side earned a credible 1-1 draw against Championship side Stoke City.
Before the contest, Shrewsbury’s players gathered in a pre-match huddle. It’s something many clubs in England and around the world have started to take on in recent years.
— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 5, 2019
For Docherty, however, taking part in it was a no-no. Instead, as the players all stood with their arms around each other, Docherty kept his firmly down. It was clearly meant as a symbol that he wouldn’t do anything to disrespect his parent club. These things are important for Rangers fans.
Does he have a chance to make an impact next season?
Docherty was widely tipped to return to Ibrox in January during Rangers’ earlier struggles.
The likes of Lassana Coulibaly and Ovie Ejaria haven’t been successes this season. One has even been sent back to his parent club already. The other is almost certain to do likewise in the summer.
But the victory over Celtic combined with the potential signing of Steven Davis has meant that there’s no overwhelming need for a return from Docherty just yet.
There’s no denying he has a big chance of making an impact next season. In this situation, common sense has prevailed in allowing him to stay at Shrewsbury for now.
Should, however, Rangers have BOTH Davis and Kamara on board for next term, it’s going to be a difficult task for the former Hamilton man to break back into the squad regardless.