Shrewsbury hot-shot Greg Docherty hopes Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is taking note
Shrewsbury’s midfield favourite Greg Docherty hopes his FA Cup blockbuster caught the eye of onlooking Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.
The Ibrox loanee admitted he hopes Liverpool legend Gerrard was able to catch the Shrewsbury and Wolves highlights on Match of the Day after he netted the opener in a classic 2-2 draw.
Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury were within minutes of a momentous victory over their neighbours and progression to the fifth round but for a stoppage time Wolves equaliser to force a replay.
Docherty, 22, netted his eighth goal of the season from 32 games in spectacular style by smashing a rising drive into the top corner through John Ruddy. The boyhood Gers fan knows Gerrard sees goals as a crucial part of his development south of the border.
“I hope so,” Docherty smiled when asked if his parent club’s boss will be watching on. “I’ve spoken to him and he wants me to keep on improving. He’s happy with how things are progressing and goals are a crucial thing in that.
“Right now I’m purely focused on helping us. If I can contribute on a personal level then that’ll be great.
“He (Gerrard) said ‘games are the most important thing’ and they are, for me at this stage of my career.
“I need to keep playing and racking up games, it’s the most I’ve ever played in a season.”
Town extended their lead through Luke Waterfall but Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty ensued a Molineux replay next week.
Docherty heaped praise on his supportive family, even though dad Colin missed Saturday’s thriller, adding that they will be in the Black Country to take in the replay.
“He’ll be at the replay, mum and dad were there on the cold night in Stoke. They’re dedicated. I can’t thank them enough,” he added.
“I’ve got my girlfriend and in-laws down as well, I can’t thank them enough, the support I’ve had is incredible. I knew I had a good following but the amount of hours they’ve put in to come and see me, I’m so grateful.”
There had been rumours in Scotland of a possible Rangers recall but Docherty stressed he is happy with his development at Shrews.