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26th Mar, 2018 | 11:08am

'Powerhouse' - Kevin Thomson blown away by Rangers 21-year-old

Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson thinks Greg Docherty will “grow into the jersey” at Ibrox after his January move from Hamilton – and believes the 21-year-old is the “modern day midfielder.”

Docherty has immediately become an important part of Graeme Murty’s side after his switch from New Douglas Park and Thomson thinks the Gers have yet to see the best of the Scotland Under-21 star.

The Gers youth coach played against Docherty while Thomson was playing for Dundee an was impressed by the then-Hamilton star.

“I played against him when he was at Hamilton and I was up at Dundee,” Thomson said, as quoted by The Herald.

“He was just breaking through at the time and he was a powerhouse of a boy. He gets about.

“It is hard when you come to a club like this because you get judged straight away, that is just the way it is and you have to accept that as a player.

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“I think he will grow into the jersey, I think he will get better and better. He is the modern day midfielder, isn’t he?”

Docherty has made 10 appearances for the Gers since signing for his boyhood heroes and started for Scotland’s Under-21 side in Friday’s Euro qualifier with Andorra.

Despite only being 21, Docherty isn’t short on experience after making over 100 appearances for the Accies after making his breakthrough into the first-team as a teenager.

Football Insider verdict:

Docherty looks to have a huge future ahead of him at Ibrox and has really impressed since arriving from Hamilton. Alongside Sean Goss in central midfield, Docherty has been a big part of the side since the winter break and will be hoping to keep his first-team place as the likes of Graham Dorrans and Ross McCrorie return to fitness. Docherty has drawn comparisons with Gers icon Ian Ferguson and, while he has a long way to go to come close to what Fergie achieved at Ibrox, the Scotland Under-21 star has a fantastic chance of doing just that.

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