Rangers ace Docherty claims why he has been a success so far
Rangers ace Greg Docherty believes the platform provided to him by Hamilton is the reason for his success after completing a dream move to his boyhood heroes.
The Scotland Under-21 international signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Ibrox giants on Thursday to become Graeme Murty’s fifth new signing in the January transfer window.
Docherty joins Jason Cummings, Sean Goss, Russell Martin and Jamie Murphy as new additions to the Ibrox squad as the Gers look to close the gap to Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
The 21-year-old claims Accies “bring you up right” and thanked them giving him the opportunity to play regular first-team games.
“I will never forget my roots, where I came from. It’s a good school, a tough school but a good school, they bring you up right,” Docherty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“They allow you to play football, they give you a chance, they allow you to develop. I would never be sitting here if it wasn’t for them. I will be eternally grateful to them and the staff there.
“It’s a very tight-knit club, it’s like a family, everyone knows everyone and for young players it’s a great platform for them to go and play. I think that’s why I’ve been successful so far.”
Docherty made his Hamilton debut at age 17 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the New Douglas Park side before securing a move to Ibrox.
The midfielder could make his debut for the Gers in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Ross County in Dingwall.
Graeme Murty’s side could be playing catch-up with Aberdeen by the time they face County with Aberdeen facing in-form Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon at Pittodrie.
The Gers currently lead Derek McInnes’ side on goal difference after beating the Dons 2-0 at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
In other Rangers news, Murty has confirmed the club are looking to get more deals over the line before Wednesday’s deadline.