'Will get better' - Graeme Murty makes claim about Rangers midfielder display v Hamilton
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has claimed Greg Docherty is trying “too much” to impress and insists the 21-year-old will get better if he trusts his ability.
Docherty was handed his first league start in Sunday’s 5-3 win over Hamilton and made a horrific error to gift Accies the first goal of the game but grew into the match.
The Scotland Under-21 star only joined the Gers last month after 13 years with Hamilton but will be desperate to quickly nail down a place in the starting XI.
Murty told the midfielder to calm down and do the things that earned him a move to Ibrox in the first place after impressing at New Douglas Park.
“At the moment he is trying to be almost too precise and too much to be a Rangers player – he’s going to grow into that,” Murty said, as quoted by STV.
“All he needs to do now is trust himself. If he sees a pass, go and complete it. It’s almost like he’s taking a second touch to make sure he completes the pass.
“He doesn’t need to. He just needs to trust his ability. Our training, the tempo we play at and the players we have will improve him.
“That was his first league game. It was a nice game for him but we’re just seeing him at the very start of his Rangers career. Greg will get better from here.”
The 21-year-old started his first game in last week’s Scottish Cup rout over Ayr United and kept his place in the side against Hamilton thanks to Jason Holt’s one-match ban.
With Holt available for selection against Hearts on Saturday and Graham Dorrans and Ross McCrorie nearing a return, Docherty will face a fight to keep his place in the side.
Docherty made a total of 109 appearances for Hamilton and made himself a hero for Accies fans when his goal retained their place in the Scottish Premiership in last season’s relegation playoff against Dundee United.
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