Rangers travel to face League One high-flyers Ayr United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday – and Gers fans are desperate to see Greg Docherty make his first start since signing from Hamilton last month.
The 21-year-old has been limited to a handful of appearances from the bench since joining his boyhood heroes but could come into the starting XI against the Honest Men.
Sean Goss and Jason Holt have kept the midfielder out of the team since his arrival but a knock picked up by Goss could see the German-born star rested with one eye on next week’s Scottish Premiership tie with Hamilton.
Fans are eager to see what the 21-year-old can offer – with one fan saying they’d “kill” to see him start.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
I really like Goss but I’d kill to see Docherty start on Sunday
— Mellie (@AhoyMellie) February 6, 2018
I assume John and Wallace are injured so Halliday at LB should suffice.
Docherty should start and niko will be w positive outlet.
Would consider given Candeias a break for a young player(Middleton maybe?)
I want to see Cardoso with Martin. That should be our 2 cb’s until May
— Nathan (@nathanj3001) February 7, 2018
Midfield would have been better IMO if Greg Docherty had played from the start he tends to play in an advanced role
— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) February 7, 2018
🐝🐝 for Rangers game on Sunday nothing less than a win is must. #RangersFC #RangersFamily #RangersLoyal #ScottishCup I like to see Greg Docherty get a start. Get Windass out of our squad and Davie Bates is getting better game by game.
— Craig Pringle (@craigpringle91) February 9, 2018
Docherty and Cummings need to start the next game
— Rangers Forever (@mrforever1872) February 4, 2018
The midfielder missed the re-arranged Scottish Cup tie with Fraserburgh after not being registered in time but could make his first appearance in the Scottish Cup for his new side.
The Scottish Under-21 international has made over 100 appearances for Hamilton so should have no concerns about coming into the side to face the League One side.
Docherty has made three appearances for the Gers so far.
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