Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has provided an update on the futures of midfielders Ross McCrorie and Greg Docherty, as captured by RangersTV.
Following Wednesday night’s win over St Johnstone, the Gers boss confirmed that Hibernian were keen on McCrorie and Hull City interested in Docherty [BT Sport].
Both players are under contract until 2022, though, so the clubs in questions will need to stump up transfer fees to prise their targets away from Ibrox.
Gerrard says that he’s generally abreast of the respective situations but is to hold talks with each player later on Friday.
“Greg has had permission to speak to Hull,” he said, as captured by RangersTV. “I’m told those talks are ongoing. Greg is in this morning so the plan is to catch up with him after this morning’s session.”
“That could happen at any given moment or it might not happen, I think it’ll boil down to what Greg’s decision is.
“In terms of Ross, we knocked something back from Hibs and I believe they have come again. So, that has moved a little bit closer.
“The plan again is to catch up with Ross this morning. He’s told me clearly that he wants to move on, but at the same time, I think the ball is in Hibs’ court right now to match what we want.”
Rangers boss gives update on McCrorie and Docherty – Verdict
Following these comments from the manager, it looks to be a matter of time before Ross McCrorie leaves Rangers.
The 22-year-old made the last of his 55 appearances for the club as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Celtic in May 2019 and it sounds as though he’s grown tired of waiting around on the peripheries after returning from his loan stint at Portsmouth.
It also seems likely that Greg Docherty will leave Rangers this summer, given that the player is still not in Gerrard’s plans despite successful loan stints at Shrewsbury Town and Hibernian.
Whether or not Hull is his destination, though, remains to be seen.
The 23-year-old would probably prefer a switch to a Championship club but he has impressed in League One before and the Tigers likely fancy their chances to come straight back up following their recent relegation.