Greg Docherty is intent on making a success of his Rangers career, despite speculation he could be heading for an Ibrox exit, as reported by The Scotsman.
The Scottish Sun reported this week his future in Steven Gerrard’s squad is in doubt after the signings of Steven Davis and Glen Kamara, with Hibernian said to be interested in a permanent or temporary move for the former Hamilton man this summer.
The player himself though has only one ambition – breaking into Gerrard’s first-team.
As quoted by The Scotsman, the 22-year-old said:
It was me who suggested going out on loan because I wanted to prove I was willing to better myself and my stance at the club. So there’s no doubt I’m going back in a stronger position having played so many games.
I know I’m not going back to Ibrox to walk straight into the team. I’ll have to fight for my place.
But having so many games behind me shows I can withstand the rigours of a hard season. If I have to wait and bide my time, I will.
My number one aim is still to go back to Rangers and be a success. I signed for them for a reason – because I want to play for Rangers. This summer I’ll try to control all I can, give my all and show I want to be there for a long time. I’m going back to give it a right go.
The ambitious young midfielder is clearly intent on impressing his coaches at Auchenhowie and it would be great if he can provide another quality option in the middle of the park ahead of next season.
He is a passionate Rangers fan, has ability and long-term potential, so we’d be crazy not to give him a fair shake across the course of the summer before eventually making a decision on his future towards the end of the transfer window.
Hopefully he can back up his words when he returns from a ten goal and eleven assist season at Shrewsbury Town.