Murty details chances of Docherty making debut in Rangers v Ross County
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed Greg Docherty could make his debut for the Gers in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Ross County.
The 21-year-old completed his move from Hamilton on Thursday, signing a four-and-a-half year deal with his boyhood heroes and has gone straight into Murty’s squad for the fixture with Owen Coyle’s side.
Docherty trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday as he – and Rangers’ four other new signings this month – gets bedded in.
Murty revealed Docherty took a “hefty welcome” from Jordan Rossiter and trained at a “very good level” on his first day at the Gers’ Auchenhowie base.
“It depends how he trains,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“He got a very, very hefty welcome to Rangers from Jordan Rossiter in training earlier but he’s looked sharp, he’s looked bright and training at a very good level.
“But we’ll assess that further towards the game and we’ll make sure that if he is appropriately fit and ready to go, then we give him a chance.
“We’ve got to be respectful to the rest of the group that have been here because Wednesday was good, we just have to make sure that we build on what we’ve done so far and hopefully bringing people like Greg in can hopefully help us do that.”
The Gers returned to domestic action on Wednesday night when they eased past Aberdeen 2-0 at Ibrox on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership.
The win took Murty’s side into second in the table on goal difference as they look to close the gap to leaders Celtic over the second-half of the season.
Docherty joins Jason Cummings, Sean Goss, Russell Martin and Jamie Murphy as the new faces in Murty’s squad after the winter break as the Gers boss works alongside director of football Mark Allen to rebuild the squad inherited after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October.
In other Rangers news, Murty has confirmed the club are looking to get more deals over the line before Wednesday’s deadline.