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1st May, 2018 | 2:37pm

Report: Rangers star forced to take bold action in personal life after Murty sacking

Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has been forced to cancel the launch of a new football academy at his old school after the Gers sacked manager Graeme Murty, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun report that the Gers ace had been due to appear a Douglas Academy in Milngavie on Tuesday afternoon but the event was postponed after the Light Blues confirmed Murty had been relieved of his duties as manager.

The 21-year-old joined the Gers in January and quickly became a regular in the starting XI but has been unable to foce his way into the side in the last few weeks.

Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the Gers for their final three games of the season, starting with the Scottish Premiership clash against Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday.

Football Insider verdict:

Given what has happened at Ibrox then it makes sense that this was cancelled, although the idea of a 21-year-old only just making his way in the game opening up an academy does seem a little weird. With the Gers struggling to string together more than a few passes in games there should be far more emphasis on the day job and getting it done properly than opening academies, selling dogs or punting nutritional supplements. After Sunday’s Old Firm humiliation at the hands of Celtic, all things like this should have been cancelled anyway and re-arranged for later in the year. 

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