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10-goal Greg Docherty will return to Rangers a different player

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 22-year-old has shone since leaving Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers on loan.

Greg Docherty of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

What a season Rangers loanee Greg Docherty is having.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard loaned the 22-year-old to Shrewsbury Town last summer but Docherty looks set to return a different, better player.

He scored his 10th goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 defeat by Oxford United.

By virtue of the fact that the Gers signed him as a defensive midfielder, it's fair to say that Docherty is flourishing in a more advanced role and should Gerrard continue to play him there next season?

 

Gerrard has been crying out for a Josh Windass-type ever since the Wigan Athletic ace returned to English football in August and maybe, just maybe, Docherty is the answer.

Windass netted 18 goals from a number 10 role last term and although it's unfair to ask the same of Docherty, perhaps that's where he's most likely to shine.

Rangers might be in the market for a playmaker whatever happens with Docherty, but maybe Gerrard and Mark Allen should hold off on spending big money on one until they've experimented with the Town star.

Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at New Meadow on...

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