'Bright future' – Rival manager raves about imminent Rangers signing after deal agreed
Martin Canning manager of Hamilton Academic has said it will be a loss to his club when Greg Docherty does put pen to paper for the Gers.
The Hamilton manager left Docherty out of his side’s 3-0 defeat to Hearts on Wednesday night and last Saturday’s cup trip to Motherwell – another defeat.
It is thought that the 21-year-old midfielder is due to sign for the Glasgow based club today in a deal worth £600,000 and the Accies boss has admitted his departure will be a “blow” for the Scottish Premier League side after resigning himself to losing the player.
“His loss is a blow,” Canning said in STV. “He’s been productive player for us and a big goal threat but this club’s ethos is not to stand in a player’s way.
“I think Greg will do well at Ibrox. He’s got all the attributes, he’s level-headed, very mature for his age. He’s creative, he scores goals and he has a bright future in front of him and I wish him all the best.”
Hamilton had previously rejected two bids from Rangers for Docherty, who has been with the Accies since the age of nine and has made over 100 outings for Canning’s side, but on Wednesday a breakthrough was made and a fee was agreed.
Docherty is expected to complete a medical on Thursday and will become Gers boss Graeme Murty’s fifth signing of the transfer window.
The young Scot has scored three goals in 25 outings for the Accies this season and has progressed enormously under Canning’s guidance this term.
Talks between the two parties have been going on throughout January but it would now appear that an announcement is imminent and Docherty will join the Gers on a permanent deal.
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