Docherty only joined the Gers in January from Hamilton Accies for a fee of around £700,000, and his initial displays in the club’s iconic light blue jersey were very promising indeed.
However, it seems Docherty hasn’t been able to persuade Steven Gerrard of his talents, with STV reporting the 21-year-old has been told he can leave the club for this season in order to gain some first-team game time elsewhere.
Gerrard has signed nine new players this summer, with 11 heading out of the Ibrox exit door, and so far his decisions have been backed to the hilt by the Gers fanbase.
However, there’s plenty of supporters who are wondering about the logic behind this one:
Absolute joke if we let Docherty go out on loan. In my opinion, he’s definitely good enough to play in that side. It wouldn’t make any sense to loan him out
— Kyran W (@kyrano14) July 19, 2018
Greg docherty out on loan🤔 no happy with that in the slightest!
— Kyle Andrew Scott (@KS2____) July 19, 2018
Seeing Greg Docherty allowed to leave the club on loan while we still have Halliday is fucking gutting. The boy is a brilliant young player who’s only going to get better😭
— Kenny Pettigrew🇬🇧 (@Kenny1872QS) July 19, 2018
Absolutely fucking ludicrous that Greg Docherty might be going out on loan but Andy Halliday still manages to hang about and have a place in our team
— ChrisWalker (@chrissywalker11) July 19, 2018
Greg Docherty out on loan is genuinely mental
— Nadden (@NathanielHadden) July 19, 2018
Greg Docherty going out on loan is a strange one!
— Ryan (@RyanStewart17) July 19, 2018
Greg Docherty may be going on loan, but I will say this.
He has a much better future at Rangers than Andy Halliday has.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) July 19, 2018
Anybody else wondering why Greg Docherty can’t seem to get any gametime?
— Carzybear 🇬🇧 (@Carzy1994) July 18, 2018
a canny believe Andy Halliday gets picked over Greg Docherty hahahahaha cunts stealing a wage
— Callum 🧢 (@_1872Callum) July 17, 2018
Where’s this pish about Greg Docherty going out on loan coming from, surely a wind up
— Vintage Rangers Shirts 🇬🇧 (@RangersShirts) July 19, 2018
I am an admirer of young Greg Docherty and I am puzzled that he doesn’t seem to have had much game time under SG I realise that we have numerous midfielder 2 who are injured and he hasn’t been used as a sub Puzzles me as I understood SG rated him
— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) July 19, 2018
Greg Docherty out on loan?! Wtf?!!!!
— Shagger 'n' Lime (@Gers89_) July 19, 2018
Bit disappointed to hear that greg Docherty is going out on loan tbh, I think he’s better than most of the midfield players we’ve got!
— Peter Ramsay (Boris) (@boris1873) July 19, 2018
Right how can Greg Docherty possibly be going on loan when Andy Halliday is still there. Madness. Absolute madness
— Claire Innes (@Innes1690) July 19, 2018
Surely the manager is seeing something negative that we are not with him willing to let Greg Docherty go out on loan. #RangersFC
— ACS (@ACS_Rangers) July 19, 2018
What do you think of the news? Does Docherty still have a future at Rangers?