Greg Docherty has warned Jake Hastie about the difficulties of being a Rangers player, as quoted by the Daily Record.
20-year-old Hastie will join the Gers in the summer, after signing a pre-contract agreement.
His switch from Motherwell will be not dissimilar in step up to the one made by Docherty. He moved to Ibrox from Hamilton in January 2018 and was initially heavily involved.
However, he’s had to bide his time since and has been on loan with Shrewsbury Town this season.
It’s great that Jake has got his move,” said Docherty, as quoted by the Daily Record. “It’s a massive opportunity for him.”
“It might take him time to adapt as Rangers is such a big club. When I made my move from Accies, the thing that I had to get used to was making sure I got that consistency of performance.
“The club requires that you perform as close to maximum as you can at all times. The competition is so fierce that if you don’t manage that, you’ll lose your jersey.”
Docherty is speaking from experience, after falling out of favour at the back end of last season.
There’s no doubt the move will present a big challenge for Hastie. He’s an inexperienced player, especially in the top flight.
However, as his performances for ‘Well since the turn of the year show, he’s a high achiever.
If he can establish himself at Ibrox and reproduce the kind of stats he’s registered this season (six goals in 13 appearances), he’ll be tough to shift from the lineup.