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Is Greg Docherty the best man to replace Rangers' Ryan Jack?

Ryan Jack of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Ryan Jack of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers is injured at the moment.

Joseph Aribo of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with Greg Docherty of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and...

You wouldn't think it to look at his goal return last season, but Greg Docherty has mostly played as a defensive midfielder for Rangers.

The Gers-mad player scored 10 times on loan at Shrewsbury Town last season in a much more advanced role.

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But Rangers boss Steven Gerrard might need Docherty - now back at Ibrox - to re-familarise himself with the position that he played in prior to leaving Glasgow.

According to The Record, Ryan Jack has been sent back to Auchenhowie after getting injured with Scotland recently.

 

Jack has been immense for Rangers this season, playing every minute of their four Premiership games, but it looks probable that he'll be out for Saturday's visit of Livingston.

And if that's the case then Docherty might be the best man to replace him as the light Blues' midfield anchor.

The 22-year-old is yet to kick a ball in the Premiership this season but he would've hoped that his success down South last term signalled the end of his time as a defensive-minded player.

But it's a case of needs must for the Rangers manager who really doesn't have a lot of other options. He has an abundance of central midfielders, but Docherty might be the best option with the experience of the Jack role.

It might be a toss-up between him or Andy Halliday, though Docherty may be the better all-round player and it'll be interesting to see if Gerrard chooses - if, of course, Jack isn't available.

Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town applauds the Shrewsbury Town supporters at full time during the Sky Bet League One match between Coventry City and Shrewsbury Town at The Ricoh Arena on...

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