Murty slams January signing and claims he must change attitude to play for Rangers
Graeme Murty has said that new January signing Greg Docherty is trying too hard and that he needs to change his game and his mindset to play for Rangers.
Murty was talking after the 5-3 win against Hamilton when Docherty was given his first start for Rangers against his former club, and the manager said that he didn’t play his normal game as he was too tense.
He claimed that player was suffering from “performance anxiety” on the big stage and that he needs to relax and understand what it means to play for a club like Rangers.
“I thought in the first half, Greg Docherty tried too hard – he tried to be everywhere and tried to cover every blade of artificial grass and tried to do everything,” Murty said in the Scottish Sun.
“That’s kind of what he would do for Hamilton – but for us he needs to be more structured, and he needs to have more of an understanding of his role within the team.
“We just need to tidy him up – we need to tidy him up and get him to lose that performance anxiety he has at the moment playing for Rangers and playing for a big club and trying to be perfect every time.
“What we would like him to do is realise when he sees a pass, he has the quality to go and do it.”
Docherty, who made a £650,000 move from Hamilton in January, will get his next chance to impress the boss on Saturday when Rangers play Hearts at Ibrox.
Rangers have the chance to cut Celtic’s lead at the top to just six points, with their rivals not due to play until Sunday after their Europa trip to Russia on Thursday night.
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