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Signing Greg Docherty surely hinders Jordan Rossiter's Rangers return

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers tackles Theo Sully of Progres Niederkorn during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium...

What will Glasgow Rangers' Jordan Rossiter make of it if Graeme Murty brings another midfielder to Ibrox?

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers in action during a pre-season friendly between Rangers FC and Burnley FC at Ibrox Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to The Daily Record, Rangers have opened talks with Hamilton over signing midfielder Greg Docherty this month. Docherty, who would cost around £600,000, would add to an already-congested Rangers squad as far as midfield options go.

And you wonder what Jordan Rossiter thinks about the latest rumour if it materialises.

The 20-year-old talent is nearing a return to the fold following a calf injury that has kept him out since September, but the former Liverpool man could be forgiven for thinking that there is little space for him in Graeme Murty's side at the moment.

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Gers already had Jason Holt, Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie to play in either central midfield or defensive midfield, but Murty has since signed Sean Goss on loan from QPR and brought Andy Halliday back from his loan at Gabala in Azerbaijan.

That's already a hell of a lot of competition for Rossiter to contend with when he gets back, even if he is as talented as they come, and surely the addition of Docherty would represent another obstacle for him and indeed other midfielders in Murty's squad.

With that in mind, you couldn't blame the Liverpool-born ace for being frustrated if Docherty signs. By the same token, you can hardly blame the Gers if their transfer activity does push Rossiter further away from the regular football.

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers tackles Theo Sully of Progres Niederkorn during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium...

He has only made six competitive appearances for the Ibrox side due to an injury-hit 18 months in Glasgow, and it would be negligent if Murty didn't sign players on the basis that Rossiter was coming back.

He's been on the comeback trail for a long, long time and although he has bags of talent, there's no use waiting for something that might never happen.

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