The Shropshire Star reports that Shrewsbury Town are mounting a last-ditch bid to bring in Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Both Sunderland [Scottish Sun] and Charlton [Glasgow Times] have been heavily linked with their own loan moves for the midfielder, while the Daily Record reports that Hibernian are also keen to include him in a deal which would see Florian Kamberi move to Ibrox.

Docherty has been linked a temporary Ibrox exit. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, the Shropshire Star asserts that Shrewsbury are ‘well-placed’ and that the EFL League One club ‘believe’ they can strike a deal before today’s 11pm deadline.

Verdict

Docherty has been linked with a temporary switch away from Rangers all month but nothing has yet materialised.

There’s little question that it would be best for him to head elsewhere, given his almost complete lack of game time. Although he featured occasionally during the early parts of the season, he hasn’t made a matchday squad since August.

There’s a suggestion that Gers may be keen for him to head to Easter Road as part of a deal for Kamberi.

However, given that he enjoyed a successful stint at Shrewsbury last season when he won the Player of the Year award, it’s understandable that the League One outfit are confident.

The midfielder spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Shrewsbury Town from Rangers. (Photo by Alan Hayward/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With time running out after struggling to secure a move in a month-worth of the transfer window, Docherty could play it safe and turn to a club and a manager [Sam Ricketts] he knows well.

Shrewsbury also offer the carrot of an FA Cup replay at Anfield in a matter of days.

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