Hull City manager Grant McCann has waxed lyrical about Greg Docherty after he sealed his transfer from Rangers [hullcitytigers.com].
The powerful midfielder officially moved to the KCOM Stadium on Thursday in a deal reportedly worth £350,000 plus add-ons [STV].
Docherty has penned an initial three-year deal with the EFL side, much to the delight of many of their supporters.
It marks the end of a difficult period for the 23-year-old at the club he has supported since he was a boy and McCann is excited about what he’s set to offer the Tigers.
“We’re delighted to have added Greg to the group because he’ll bring a different dynamic to our midfield,” he told the Hull City website.
“He’s got great energy, has the ability to go from box-to-box and boasts a wide passing range. On top of that, he’ll provide a real threat in the final third of the pitch with his ability to both score and create goals.
“Despite only being 23-years-of-age, he’s very level headed and mature. I’m excited to start working with Greg on the back of the conversations I’ve had with him over the past couple of days, which have been really encouraging. He’s coming here with a real hunger and desire to want to show people how good he is.”
It’s no surprise to hear that Docherty believes he has a point to prove after leaving Rangers.
When he secured his move to Ibrox from Hamilton in early 2018, he hoped to be playing regularly in central midfield for years to come.
Yet, he didn’t fit into Steven Gerrard’s plans and failed to make a league appearance for the Gers after the Liverpool legend took over the managerial reins.
Docherty knows what EFL League One is all about, having starred in the third tier for Shrewsbury Town during the 2018/19 campaign.
Salop only just avoided relegation that season though and the expectations at Hull will be different.
They’ll be looking to return to the Championship at the first time of asking and Docherty is likely to play a key part in their quest to do so.