Hull City fans have lauded former Rangers player Greg Docherty following his impressive performance in their 2-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday.
The Tigers got their 2020/21 EFL League One campaign off to the perfect start with three points on the road, courtesy of goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and Northern Ireland international, Josh Magennis.
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭! 🐯
— Hull City (@HullCity) September 12, 2020
Former Gers player Docherty, who joined the English club for a reported £400,000 last month [Hull Live], played 86 minutes of the contest.
The 24-year-old made his debut in the League Cup the previous weekend but this was his first league appearance and first outing in the English third tier since his 2018/19 loan spell at Shrewsbury Town.
Hull fans were delighted when the bluenose penned his three-year contract and he’s already impressing with his performances.
Docherty played alongside Richard Smallwood in the middle of the park and put in a typically high energy display, providing protection for the back four but also looking to surge forward and create opportunities for others.
After the game, he tweeted to celebrate the result.
“Massive win to start the season! Let’s go,” he said, before tagging the official Hull City twitter page.
His post prompted plenty of Hull supporters to praise him for his efforts.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
You and Richie best midfield duo in league one mate keep us busy 👍🏻
— scott saul (@scottsaul1) September 12, 2020
Played Greg! Absolute machine over the pitch today
— Rich (@hullcitydata) September 12, 2020
Yes Doc!! Class today mate! Unplayable at times!
— Rich Lutkin (@richardlutkin) September 12, 2020
What a player 🟠⚫️
— Jamie (@Jamie82700233) September 12, 2020
🖤🧡 You xoxo
— Stu Wallis (@StuWallis) September 12, 2020
Docherty is a baller
— Jake Harris (@jake_jt88harris) September 12, 2020
Throwing it out there… we’d have stayed up last season with Smallwood and Docherty in midfield #hcafc
— Mike🎗 (@MikeHull84) September 12, 2020
Fantastic result, impressive performances around the pitch, Emmanuel and Docherty the standouts for me along with the lad KLP! #hcafc
— Hull City Aus 🎗️ (@HullCityAFCAus) September 12, 2020
What a result, solid defensively and could’ve scored more than the two we did get. Emmanuel solid at right back, Docherty and Smallwood brilliant in the middle, two assists for Honeyman and another goal for KLP!🔥
— Hull City News🎗️ (@HullCityStats) September 12, 2020