Greg Docherty: I have been waiting for years to do this after sealing Rangers switch
New Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has revealed he was waited years to drive into the Gers’ Auchenhowie training base in Milngavie after driving past it every day on his way to training.
Docherty signed a four-and-a-half year deal with his boyhood heroes on Thursday and made the short trip from his Milngavie home to his meet his new team-mates and be presented to the media on Friday.
The former Hamilton midfielder is the fifth signing of the January transfer window for the Gers and manager Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen revamp the squad inherited from Pedro Caixinha in October.
Docherty admitted he won’t have time to get used to his new surroundings as he looks to “hit the ground running.”
“The indicator came on today so that was a nice feeling,” Docherty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I had been waiting to do that for a long time. For it to happen was really good.
“Maybe [it will take time to sink in]. But I am here now and I want to hit the ground running.
“You don’t have time to get yourself bedded in at Rangers. I think you need to go straight away. I am prepared to do that I am looking forward to getting started properly.”
The 21-year-old could make his debut for the Gers in Sunday when they travel to face Owen Coyle’s Ross County in Dingwall.
Rangers will be eager to continue their recent run of league form and pick up a fourth consecutive clean sheet and three points to keep themselves ahead of Aberdeen in second place.
Docherty joins Jason Cummings, Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin as new additions to Graeme Murty’s squad for the second-half of the season.
In other Rangers news, Murty has confirmed the club are looking to get more deals over the line before Wednesday’s deadline.