Greg Docherty is expected to officially leave Rangers and sign a three-year deal with an option for a further year at Hull City on Thursday, according to a Scottish Sun report.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Ibrox for some time and following loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Hibernian, the Tigers are snapping him up.

Docherty spent the second half of last season on loan at Hibernian. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Rangers are set to receive £400,000 for the transfer, after Docherty completed a medical in London earlier this week.

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Hull were relegated to EFL League One from the Championship at the end of last season and Docherty quickly became a key target for manager Grant McCann, who is said to have sought former Nothern Ireland teammate Steven Davis’ advice on the player.

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A fee of £400,000 ensures Rangers are making a loss on Docherty, who was brought to Ibrox for £680,000 from Hamilton Accies in early 2018.

 

However, the fee is higher than the Gers have been able to command for most fringe players in recent times and it’s difficult to charge a premium when it’s abundantly clear the player isn’t in Gerrard’s plans.

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Docherty is primed to leave Rangers for Hull City. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

From the player’s perspective, there will undoubtedly be disappointment.

As a lifelong Rangers fan, Doc wanted to make a success of his time at the club. Yet, despite impressing elsewhere and working hard in training, he didn’t make a single Premiership appearance under Gerrard.

He is, at least, leaving for a league he knows he will be able to thrive in.

Docherty secured Shrewsbury Town’s Player of the Season award after starring in League One during the 2018/19 campaign and he’ll no doubt be hoping to prove his worth by helping his new club secure promotion back to the second tier at the first time of asking.

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