Rangers manager Graeme Murty has confirmed the Gers have made an official approach for Hamilton playmaker Greg Docherty as he looks to improve his squad for the second-half of the season.
The Gers have yet to hear any response from Accies about a move for the 21-year-old central-midfielder which, according to the Daily Record, would set the Gers back £600,000.
Murty has already brought in midfielder Sean Goss while Andy Halliday has also returned to the club after his loan spell with Gabala in Azerbaijan was cut short.
Murty confirmed the approach as he admitted he wants to make his squad to get “stronger” and “better”.
“We made an approach, but that’s as far as things have gone,” Murty said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“We are looking to bring players in because we want the group to get stronger and be better.”
The Gers have also brought winger Jamie Murphy into the club on loan as Murty looks to close the gap on runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
A move for Scotland Under-21 international Docherty would increase the Gers’ options in central midfield with Ryan Jack, Graham Dorrans, Jason Holt, Andy Halliday, Jamie Barjonas and Ross McCrorie all competing for one of two places.
Docherty has made 25 appearances for Hamilton this season, scoring three times, as he tries to help Accies retain their place in Scotland’s top-flight.
Football Insider verdict
Docherty would be a fantastic signing for the Gers and is the type of player – alongside Sean Goss -Rangers have needed in central midfield. If the reported £600,000 fee is accurate it would represent a really good bit of business for the Gers. The Hamilton midfielder has been a mainstay in the Accies side and would likely immediately become a regular at Ibrox as the Gers look to secure second in the table and work on closing the gap to Celtic at the top of the table.
In other Rangers transfer news, it has been reported that Gers are homing in on a top flight player who wants to move to the Ibrox.