Shrewsbury Town have made a move to sign Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty in the January window, Football Insider has learned.

The Scottish midfielder, 23, has made just five appearances for the Light Blues this season and none at all in the last four months.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Shrewsbury have registered their interest in Docherty ahead of January after his outstanding spell there last season.

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Manager Steven Gerrard is willing to loan out Docherty for the second half of the season after failing to even name him in a matchday squad since August.

Gerrard admitted yesterday that the form of his top four central midfielders – Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield and Steven Davis – has meant little opportunity for the likes of Docherty, Andy King and Andy Halliday.

That is unlikely to change if Rangers steer clear of serious injuries, as the team chase title and European glory in the second half of the campaign.

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Docherty, who has been capped by Scotland at Under-21 international, is keen to be at a club where he can expect regular game time.

The January 2018 signing from Hamilton returned to Ibrox in the summer after spending last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town.

Docherty made a huge impact for the League One club, scoring 10 goals and supplying 11 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions.

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