Report: Rangers man could leave Ibrox as Sunderland make approach

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...

Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty could be leaving Ibrox on loan.

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...

According to STV, Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty is wanted by both Sunderland and Charlton Athletic, with a straight fight emerging between the two sides.

It's claimed that both teams have made approaches to sign Docherty, with a loan until the end of the season being targeted.

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Millwall allegedly have some interest in Docherty, but it's thought that Charlton and Sunderland are the only sides to have made firm approaches.

 

Docherty has prioritised a move to the Championship, having spent last season on loan at League One side Shrewsbury Town, where he excelled with 10 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

That may leave Sunderland trailing in the race for Docherty's signature, as Charlton can offer him the Championship football he is looking for, rather than heading to League One again.

Charlton have just lost loanee Conor Gallagher to Swansea City, and that may open up a midfield spot for Docherty to head to The Valley and play regular first-team football.

Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United at Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury on Monday 22nd April...

It's clear that Docherty won't be playing for Rangers in the second half of the season, so heading back down to England on loan could be ideal for the 23-year-old.

Ex-Rangers teammate Kyle Lafferty could always try and tempt him into joining him at Sunderland, but Championship football at Charlton could just win the race.

Evander Ferreira of FC Midtjylland, Greg Docherty of Rangers FC and Joel Andersson of FC Midtjylland compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round match between...

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