Greg Docherty and Ross McCrorie set to leave Rangers permanently, says Steven Gerrard

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Image: Greg Docherty has not played a minute for Rangers in the 2020/21 season

Steven Gerrard says Greg Docherty and Ross McCrorie are both in talks to leave Rangers, and has ruled out the possibility of the pair going back out on loan.

Neither Docherty nor McCrorie have featured in any of Rangers' first three Scottish Premiership games and appear to be surplus to requirements at Ibrox.

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Docherty spent the second half of last season on loan at Hibernian while McCrorie spent the entire 2019/20 campaign with Portsmouth, but Gerrard has revealed the duo are now set to leave Rangers permanently.

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Speaking after his side went top of the Premiership with a 3-0 win over St Johnstone on Wednesday, Gerrard said: "Hull are in for Greg Docherty so he has had permission to speak to them.

"We have had some interest from Hibs in Ross McCrorie. Those talks are ongoing. But Ross and Greg will not be going on loan. They have been on two loans. They have done that road.

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 16: Ross McCrorie during the friendly match between  Lyon and Rangers at the Groupama Stadium on July 16, 2020, in Lyon, France.
Image: Ross McCrorie spent the 2019/20 campaign with Portsmouth

"If we get bids that we like, that are good enough and big enough, we will consider them. But they won't be going on loan."

Gerrard has previously said he wants to sign another midfielder before the transfer window closes on October 5 but he is not ruling out further departures, regardless of incoming players.

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He said: "It depends on what bids land. If bids land where we feel it's worth it and we don't see them playing the amount of games that's going to satisfy them, or if they come to me and say, 'I want to go, it's time'... these are all the things you have to consider.

"The reality is that the bid needs to be big enough for the board to accept before I have a decision to make."

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