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Docherty joins on-loan

8 August 2018

Rangers midfielder joins on a season-long loan

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Greg Docherty on-loan from Rangers.

The highly rated midfielder, who has four Scottish Under-21 caps, will spend the whole of the 2018/19 campaign with Town.

The 21-year-old joined Rangers in January on a four-and-a-half year-deal from Hamilton Academical, and made 14 appearances for the Scottish Giants in the second-half of last season.

Docherty came through the ranks with Hamilton and made over 100 appearances for the Accies, scoring eight goals.

The two clubs have been in discussions for a while and Greg is pleased to finally be at Shrewsbury.

“I’m absolutely delighted to get it over the line”, Docherty said.

“It’s been in the pipeline for a while, but it was about taking my time and finding the right club and I got a good feeling as I spoke to the guys here, Brian and the manager.

“They’ve got really high expectations and it’s a nice family run club from what I gather, and a nice area, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’ve spoken to guys that have played here before, one currently at Rangers - Connor Goldson. He told me that it’s a lovely place and a great club as well, and I just got a good feeling about coming down here.”

This will be Docherty’s first spell south of the border, but he is looking forward to the experience of playing in England.

“I was keen for that, that’s why I took the time to pick the right club”, said Greg.

“Coming down here, I want to play games, I want to experience this league. I know it’s a tough, relentless league, with a lot of games, but that’s what I want.

“I think I’m at the stage now where I need to play. That’s what me and my manager at Rangers (Steven Gerrard) agreed on, that I need to play games consistently to take me to that next step, and I think coming down here can open a lot of doors for me.”

Greg is now hoping that his style of play can help push Shrewsbury onto bigger and better things.

“I’ve got a lot of energy, that’s my game”, said Docherty.

“From speaking to the guys here it seems that they base themselves on a lot of hard work and that’s how I learnt my trade at my first club Hamilton.

“That’s what we were all about and I loved that. I love grinding our results and going home on a Saturday with a win knowing that you’ve put the work in.

“There’s nothing better for me and I’m really looking forward to that, and I think we could really push on, drive this team forward and see what happens again.”

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