‘I’m looking forward to years of European nights’
GREG Docherty may have sacrificed his chance to sample Rangers’ Europa League campaign this season but he is aiming to play his part in European nights at Ibrox for years to come.
The 22-year-old midfielder has joined Shrewsbury until the end of the season after Gers boss Steven Gerrard suggested he would benefit from gaining more action out on loan.
But while the former Hamilton youngster has grasped the opportunity handed to him by the Sky Bet League One outfit with both hands, it has not stopped his mind wandering to events back home.
Sitting on his lonesome in a rented flat 280 miles from Glasgow, Docherty confessed he has been left pining for Ibrox after seeing the
Light amazing and those are the type of matches I’ve always dreamed of being involved in, so it was tough not being there.
“I went on the first two European trips to Macedonia and Croatia and it was tough as, while I was delighted for the guys getting a couple of great results, I wanted to be contributing.
“So I’ve taken a gamble coming down here to Shrewsbury. The hope is that while I’m missing out on some big nights this season, I can develop to the point where I’ll be able to look forward to many of them in the years to come.”
Adding a killer touch to his game is one of the improvements asked of him and Docherty has responded with three goals in his last five appearances for the Shrews.
“The is probably my best goalscoring run ever,” he said. “This was one of the reasons why I was so keen to go out on loan, to show I can contribute in the final third.
“It’s not just on the pitch I’ve developed,