Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has admitted it was “hard” to see reports of a bust-up between him and team-mate Alfredo Morelos after the Gers’ Hampden thrashing by Celtic – and insisted he was “absolutely fine” with the striker.
Morelos and Docherty had words on the pitch during the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat before it was then widely reported that they had a “furious bust-up” in the tunnel at Hampden after the final whistle.
Docherty is adamant it “wasn’t true” – and chalked it up as part of the “learning curve” of playing for the Light Blues.
“It’s never nice to wake up the next day and see that. That’s not the type of player I am and it was hard,” Docherty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“That’s part of my learning curve. I had to keep quiet and bide my time because what was said wasn’t true.
“I’m putting it behind me now. I think Alfredo would agree. That’s gone. We are absolutely fine.
“I’m moving on and it’s a fresh start for us as players. We are just looking ahead to this season, not behind us. It is time to stop dwelling and really start producing again.”
Football Insider verdict:
Docherty doesn’t seem the type to have got himself into a ‘furious bust-up’ with one of his team-mates – and will be glad to have put the record straight. After Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace were suspended and fined by the club over a Hampden bust-up with Graeme Murty, it seems implausible that Docherty and Morelos would get into similar with no repercussions. The midfielder has made a decent start to life at Ibrox after his move from Hamilton in January and will he hoping to go from strength to strength under Steven Gerrard. The Scotland Under-21 international faces a fight to hold down a regular place this season as Gerrard strengthen’s his squad but can be a really important player for the Gers if given a chance to shine. Working with Gerrard and Gary McAllister every day should really help Docherty’s development and allow him to become a quality player.
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