Greg Docherty was enjoying a strong start to life at Hibs.

The midfielder – on loan from Rangers – was proving to be very influential for Jack Ross’ side and was shining bright for the Hibees in a box-to-box role.

The 23-year-old spent the first half of 2019/20 warming the bench at Ibrox, but to his credit hit the ground running quickly at Easter Road after joining in January.

Docherty has shown himself to be impressive all-round midfielder (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

He has brought a different dynamic to Hibs, displaying everything from tough tackling to an attacking threat.

He is clearly rated highly by Ross, and started all but one game for the Hibees he was available for.

Docherty’s made a big impression, and quite a few were campaigning for his permanent signing.

But all bets are currently off given the suspension of football due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

One wonders though if the shutdown will actually, ultimately, aid any bid from the club to try and sign Docherty as one of their own.

Advantage Hibs?

No more football for the foreseeable could help any Hibs bid to land Docherty on a permanent deal.

Could football shutdown help Hibs land Docherty? (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

At the moment, the star has no chance to impress his parent club.

Docherty has seemed quite happy at Easter Road and the amount of game time he has gotten certainly suggests he is valued.

Although he was going well with Hibs, it can be argued he needed to show a bit more if he was to give Steven Gerrard something to think about back at Ibrox.

It might just be that the Light Blues’ stance over Docherty, based on what he’s shown since January, is a slack one, allowing Hibs to swoop.

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