Sunderland are lining up a move for Greg Docherty, the Rangers midfielder who has previously been on loan with Shrewsbury, as reported by the Northern Echo.
Docherty had been coveted by a fellow League One side, but he now looks set to make a move to the Stadium of Light on a six-month loan deal. He returned to Rangers after a spell with Shrewsbury but has not forced himself into Steven Gerrard’s plans.
That’s alerted Phil Parkinson, who is looking to add strength to the middle of the park following the departure of Dylan McGeouch. Docherty reportedly trained away from the first-team yesterday as he looks set for the Ibrox exit.
He’s also thought to be a target for Charlton Athletic, meaning Parkinson is looking to get a deal done quickly before the 23-year-old has his head turned. He’s already rejected a move to the Black Cat’s fellow League One side Peterborough.
Would Docherty fit nicely in the system at Sunderland? A Rangers fan is quoted as saying he has a great engine and will run all day, but how do Sunderland fans feel? You can find out below.
For my pals of #SAFC persuasion.
Greg Docherty . Cracking lad. Great engine and will run all day. Added goal threat and assisted numerous goals to a Shrewsbury team. Still has the belief he can make it at Rangers as he is a boyhood fan. But think he’d do a great job for #SAFC
— Brian McLachlan (@Brian_McLachlan) January 15, 2020
Very very good from the recruiting team, him and Dobson through the middle will be quality!!
— SAFC Will_T16 (@SafcT16) January 15, 2020
not even gunna pretend i know who he is, hope he's canny
— beergrind (@_kathaar) January 15, 2020
Class, done class last season for Shrewsbury. Watched him play a few Europa games at ibrox when he came back. Good business! ?
— McIver ?? (@anthmciver1994) January 15, 2020
Surely has to be better than power and dobson with their 1 goal and 1 assist between them this season in the league
— Lee Adamson (@adamson82safc) January 15, 2020
I can now see why we thought it might be a good idea to get McGeady out of the dressing room. @JLauder_SAFC Are you now in charge of recruitment as well ?
— Ian Harrison (@Hag_SAFC) January 15, 2020
Hopefully can add some attacking threat. And a creative spark
— Deane Elgar (@elgar14) January 15, 2020
Want him permanently
— Joshua Harris (@JoshuaHarris20) January 15, 2020