This week Sunderland have been linked with Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty. The 23-year-old Rangers midfielder hasn’t played a ton of first-team minutes this season. He has only registered 261 minutes of football this season. Despite this, he has scored three goals for Rangers‘ senior team in the UEFA Europa League already this season.
The move could be a perfect scenario for all parties involved. Docherty, who is clearly lacking first-team football, will have an opportunity to play regularly for the Black Cats. His goalscoring record clearly shows his ability, meaning Sunderland will benefit massively from his presence.
When Roker Report shared the rumours, fans were excited. They really hope the deal gets done and are excited by the prospects. Another supporter begs ex-Sunderland and current Rangers player Jermain Defoe to convince Docherty to make the move.
We have never had a decent attacking midfield player since Don Hutch
— Philip Harbord (@HarbordPhilip) January 16, 2020
If it’s a loan it’ll be nice to have an option to buy at the end
— Aaron (@charlton_comedy) January 16, 2020
Brewster says he is class and has a mint engine and can finish. Him and Boyce would get me excited…
— Jimmy Jesus (@GazJ20162017) January 15, 2020
@IAmJermainDefoe have a word
— gary patterson (@craney81) January 15, 2020
Do you want Greg Docherty to sign on loan?
One Sunderland fan, who claims to also support Rangers in his Twitter bio, encourages the club to get the deal done. He is willing to vouch for Docherty.
Get him in, will do a job 100%
— JackMcC (@Jack_McC47) January 15, 2020
But while many fans are excited one pleads with the fan groups to slow down a bit. He doesn’t want them to get the fans’ hopes up if the rumour has no traction.
I’m excited about him as well but can we slow down a bit… he’s only just been linked today
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) January 15, 2020
What do we think?
If the move does happen it could be a brilliant signing for Phil Parkinson. Even if the move is short term, it could be enough to help Sunderland climb back out of League One and into the Championship.