Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has admitted that he had Shrewsbury Town’s sports scientist giving him updates from December’s Old Firm clash as he was going through his warm-up for a crucial fixture away to Sunderland.

Doc spent the season on loan with Shrewsbury but kept up to date with everything at Ibrox – and regularly commenting on social media as the Gers impressed in the Europa League.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town and Scott Laird of Walsall during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Walsall at New Meadow on May 4, 2019 in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.

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The midfielder watched all of the Europea fixtures but admits that it was “difficult watching” them as he wanted to play his part.

“When they won the Old Firm back in December, obviously that was a crucial game and an early kick-off,” Docherty told the official Rangers podcast, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town celebrates after scoring to give Shrewsbury the lead during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United at Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury on Monday 22nd April 2019.

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“I was out in the warm-up and the sports scientist was secretly telling me the score. I was looking at him every now and then, and he was still telling me it was 1-0.

“I had obviously still followed the club massively and I watched all the European games.

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“But I’m not going to lie, it was difficult watching them because it gets that fire inside you that you really want to be a part of it.”

Docherty has returned to Ibrox after Shrewsbury’s season ended and he was given a run out in the closed-doors game against Chelsea earlier in the week.

Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United at Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury on Monday 22nd April 2019.

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While he won’t be able to feature for Steven Gerrard’s side until next season, Docherty will be desperate to prove he deserves a chance at Ibrox after impressing out on loan.

With 50 games for Shrewsbury – and a clutch of awards – under his belt, Doc has done everything asked of him over the last 12 months and hopefully, he gets his reward and a chance to shine for Rangers.

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