Rangers are in a battle with Cardiff to sign one of the Hamilton midfielder Greg Docherty, according to a report.
STV claims that the Gers have been joined by the English Championship promotion hopefuls in being interested in buying Hamilton’s Docherty during the January transfer window.
It is understood that Ibrox manager Graeme Murty has the 21-year-old high on his wishlist of targets for this month, which is perhaps down to the injuries to midfielders Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack.
Docherty has been highly impressive for Martin Canning’s side who so far this season have pulled off victories at Ibrox and Easter Road and are well clear of the relegation battle at the bottom of the league.
Docherty has scored three times in 21 appearances for the New Douglas Park side this season.
His contract with Hamilton runs until 2020, after the player signed a new deal in the summer.
Football Insider verdict
The signing of Docherty would be another indication that Rangers have finally got their signing policy correct after years of failure. The loan signing of Jamie Murphy was the start of that, and Docherty, one of the most sought-after players in Scottish football would be another. The Gers are far better going down the path of signing young Scottish players rather than squandering millions on players who don’t seem interested, like they did on the likes of Carlos Pena in the summer. As for Docherty, he has a big decision to make: play for one of the two biggest teams in Scotland, or for a club aiming for promotion to the biggest league in the world.
In other Rangers news, the Old Firm are reportedly in a battle to sign Dulwich Hamlet striker Reise Allassani