'Proudest day of my career' - Boyhood Rangers fan opens up after landmark achievement
Rangers new boy Greg Docherty has said it is the “proudest day” of his career after making his first start for the Gers following his January move from Hamilton.
The lifelong Gers fan has made a handful of appearances from the bench but made the starting XI for the first time in the 6-1 Scottish Cup win over Ayr United at Somerset Park on Sunday.
The midfielder had an impressive afternoon alongside Sean Goss at the heart of the Gers side as they blitzed the League One high-flyers.
Docherty also revealed that he “can’t wait” for more starts as he settles into life with his new club.
“First start for Rangers and a brilliant performance to go along with it. Proudest day of my career and can’t wait for more to come. Incredible support as always!” Docherty said on his personal Twitter account.
First start for @RangersFC and a brilliant performance to go along with it. Proudest day of my career and can’t wait for more to come. Incredible support as always! ????⚪️???? pic.twitter.com/QPQSv9Ld83
— Greg Docherty (@Gregdocherty96) February 11, 2018
The 21-year-old replaced Jason Holt in the starting XI and, despite the gulf between the Gers and their opposition, could have forced his way into a start next weekend when the Light Blues travel to face Hamilton.
The win for the Ibrox side set up a quarter-final clash with Championship Falkirk as they look to lift their first major trophy in seven years.
Paul Hartley’s side secured their place in the last-eight after seeing off Highland League minnows Cove Rangers.
Rangers last lifted the Scottish Cup in 2009 when Nacho Novo scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Falkirk under Walter Smith.
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