Hibs boss Jack Ross has opened up on Rangers loanee Greg Docherty’s impact at Easter Road since his deadline day move – and admitted that the midfielder has “brought everything (he) expected.”

Docherty scored his second goal for the Hibees in the win over Kilmarnock yesterday and has really caught the eye with his performances for the Easter Road side.

Hibernian manager Jack Ross during the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Motherwell at Easter Road on 23 November, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Ross got to see Doc first-hand last season while he was managing Sunderland and the 23-year-old was on loan at Shrewsbury Town and was “really impressed” with his improvement as a player.

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“He’s brought everything I expected,” Ross told BBC Scotland.

“I was fortunate to see him first-hand last season because I was managing against his team when he was at Shrewsbury and I was really impressed with the way he had grown then as a player.

 

“I thought he had improved again from his time at Hamilton and had grown in stature, belief and confidence – and his all-round play had improved.”

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After struggling to force his way into the first-team plans at Ibrox this season, a loan move was the best thing for Docherty to get out and play consistently.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Joseph Aribo of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with Greg Docherty of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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It is difficult to see him have much of a future left at Rangers through – despite still having plenty of time remaining on his Ibrox contract.

Whether his time at Hibs can help him impress Steven Gerrard, or win a move elsewhere, remains to be seen but he’s doing a fantastic job of keeping his name in the headlines so far.

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