Former Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has claimed that he’d one day like to return to Ibrox as he praised the likes of Steven Davis for coming back to Glasgow in the latter stages of his career.

The former Hamilton midfielder earned a dream move to boyhood club Rangers in the January of 2018 but for whatever reason, the midfielder failed to properly break into the side.

Things never worked out as planned for Docherty at Rangers but he’s kept the door open to a possible Ibrox return. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A successful loan move with Shrewsbury Town – where he won the club’s Player of the Year – wasn’t enough to break into Steven Gerrard’s team and Docherty was sent on loan to Hibs lin January.

Following the return to action after the Covid-19 shutdown 24-year-old Docherty would move to League One Hull City in the search of regular game-time and it’s a decision he didn’t take lightly.

“I could have stayed in Scotland or gone back to Rangers to see what happened but I couldn’t stagnate anymore,” said Docherty [Athletic].

“I wanted to get control of my career and take charge of it.

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“When the opportunity to come here at a decent age arrived, you just look at teams who have been where we are like Sheffield United and Bournemouth.

“You’ve got to be ambitious and the Championship is where you want to be.

 

“It’s difficult to be like, ‘I’ve got no hard feelings’, but ultimately it just didn’t work out.

“Do I really want to be the guy who was part of a winning squad but wasn’t really there? That’s not me.

“In two years I might have had to take a move looking downwards rather than one like now where I’m looking to go up again.

“I always look at guys like Davo (Steven Davis). He’s done his career right so, hopefully, I can go back when I’m 34.”

A likeable character who has the support of the Ibrox faithful, a competitive squad meant it was always going to be difficult for Doc to break into the side.

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Docherty is well underway with Hull City and Rangers supporters will follow his career closely – he has two goals in 20 matches for the club. (Photo by Phil Noble – Pool/Getty Images)

Since his reported £350k move to the Tigers in the summer, things have begun to look up as Docherty’s Hull side are 2nd in English League One with an eye on the Championship.

Docherty’s also doing his bit for the cause as the midfielder scored in a recent, crucial English third-tier three-pointer to secure a win for Hull against one of their title rivals.

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