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Greg Docherty may have sacrificed his chance to sample Rangers ‘ Europa League campaign this season but he is aiming to play his part in European nights at Ibrox for years to come.

The 22-year-old midfielder has joined Shrewsbury until the end of the season after Gers boss Steven Gerrard suggested he would benefit from gaining more action out on loan.

But while the former Hamilton youngster has grasped the opportunity handed to him by the Sky Bet League One outfit with both hands, it has not stopped his mind wandering to events back home.

Sitting on his lonesome in a rented flat 280 miles from Glasgow, Docherty confessed he has been left pining for Ibrox after seeing the Light Blues kick off their group stage fixtures with impressive performances against Villarreal and Rapid Vienna.

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Their 3-1 home win over the Austrians was played out to a thunderous back-drop and Docherty is as determined as ever to taste that Ibrox atmosphere for himself.

“I’ve watched the European games and it’s been hard,” he said. “The atmosphere seemed amazing and those are the type of matches I’ve always dreamed of being involved in, so it was tough not being there.

“I went on the first two European trips to Macedonia and Croatia and it was tough as, while I was delighted for the guys getting a couple of great results, I wanted to be contributing.

“So I’ve taken

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