By Alan Hutton

12th Jan, 2020 | 7:54pm

Exclusive: Hutton up in arms over Rangers player's stance on exit - 'That's not how it works'

Alan Hutton is up in arms over Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty wanting to join a club in the English Championship.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Gers suggested Docherty shouldn’t limit his options and pointed out he should just pick the best side out of the options he has.

Football Insider recently revealed that the midfielder has League One suitors in the form of Peterborough United and Shrewsbury Town but the player feels he has already proven himself at that level.

Hutton explained that he just needs to make sure he goes somewhere and plays even if it means going back to League One.

When asked about Docherty seeking a move to a Championship club and whether that makes it extra difficult to get him a move, Hutton told Football Insider: “Personally you can’t put a level on it.

“A player can’t just come out and say I want Champions League football, I want to play Premiership football unless you’re at that level or been there done that, that’s fine.

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“But look things haven’t worked out for him, he’s had a couple of loans and done alright, like at Shrewsbury, but come on you can’t just decide I want to play for a Championship team.

“You need to go somewhere, play well, then take it from there.

“Well if you’re attracting teams at that level, brilliant, but if you’ve not really done that level yet, you can’t decide you want to play at a high level.

“That’s not how it works.

“I think his best option is to weigh up his options and see what suits him best, it could be League One, it could be Championship, it could be bottom-end, then build from there.

“Build up your performances and go from there, you can’t decide that, that’s not how football works.”

Football Insider also revealed that a permanent exit is even on the cards for Docherty, although a loan move is still more likely at this stage.

Docherty has only managed six appearances for the Gers this season but did manage to rack up three assists in his outings.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that Dave King to subsidise January exit of Ibrox big name who’s left Gerrard seething.