Docherty: These are the two Rangers stars I looked up to as a kid
New Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has revealed he looked up to former Rangers captains Steven Davis and Barry Ferguson when he was young and admitted watching them in the UEFA Cup Final against Zenit St. Petersburg was the moment he knew he wanted to emulate them.
The 21-year-old became the Gers fifth new signing of the January transfer window when he signed a four-and-a-half year deal with his boyhood heroes to complete his move from Hamilton on Thursday.
The Scotland Under-21 international could make his debut for the Ibrox giants against Ross County on Sunday in the Scottish Premiership.
Docherty admitted watching the midfield duo in the 2008 final in Manchester was when he knew he wanted to be “leading Rangers out to stages like that.”
“When I was a kid, I looked up to Rangers midfielders like Barry Ferguson and Steven Davis,” Docherty said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“I was at the UEFA Cup final watching them in 2008. I was just a young boy at the time, but even then I knew that was where I wanted to be. I wanted to be on that stage. I wanted to be leading Rangers out to stages like that.
“Now I am here, I am in the door, it is down to me to work hard and see where it takes me.”
Docherty made over 100 appearances for Hamilton before moving to Ibrox and could be thrown straight into Murty’s starting XI on Sunday against Owen Coyle’s side.
The 21-year-old joins Jason Cummings, Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin as new faces in Murty’s squad after the winter break as they look to secure second in the Scottish Premiership and close the gap to leaders Celtic.
The Gers returned to action on Wednesday night when they eased past Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen on Wednesday night in the league.
In other Rangers news, Murty has confirmed the club are looking to get more deals over the line before Wednesday’s deadline.