In Focus: Docherty’s support of Rangers will help him make a big impact at Ibrox

Speaking exclusively to official club outlet Rangers TV, new Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has revealed he’ll be looking for inspiration from legends of the past as he prepares to make an impact at Ibrox.

What’s the story?

It’s no secret that the former Hamilton man is a huge Rangers supporter, having his dream move to the club confirmed on Thursday surrounded by his family.

He’s now hoping to draw inspiration from his boyhood heroes at the club to make supporters as happy as those players once did.

When asked by Rangers TV who he looked up to as a young supporter, the 21-year-old said:

Barry Ferguson and Steven Davis. Davis more recently, but Barry Ferguson, particularly in the UEFA Cup run. Both guys have captained the club at different points and gone on to have fantastic careers. I’d like to emulate them and hopefully have a career just as good as theirs in a Rangers jersey. If I can do that, I’ll be happy. As a player, I’m direct, and I’d like to say I’m strong and a powerful runner that can contribute at the top end of the pitch. Hopefully I can contribute some assists and goals, and excite the fans a little bit.

Docherty has his work cut out to force himself into a busy central midfield area in Graeme Murty’s first team but can his support of the club give him an extra edge?

What role will he play?

Name checking the likes of Barry Ferguson and Steven Davis certainly shows that Docherty has lofty ambitions for his time at Rangers, but that drive is something he’ll need if he’s to be a hit at Ibrox.

Having a young player with self belief in the heart of the Rangers midfield could be huge for the club, especially one who has the determination to have an effect on the game in the final third.

With three goals and six assists for Hamilton so far this season, the Scotland U21 international has shown he has that desire and it’s a trait that will only be enhanced when surrounded by better players at the Light Blues.

Is he the box-to-box midfielder that Rangers fans have been waiting on?