In Focus: Rangers’ capture of Docherty is evidence they’re doing things right

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers had to fend off interest from Crystal Palace in order to secure new signing Greg Docherty from Hamilton.

What’s the story?

The Ibrox side confirmed the capture of Docherty on Thursday evening after a week of speculation that he was set to make his move to the Light Blues.

However, it appears that the transfer was more complicated than first thought, with an English Premier League side hoping to scupper the transfer as late as Wednesday night.

The Scottish Sun say that Crystal Palace signalled their intent to make a bid for the Scotland U21 international, only to be told that he was already on his way to his boyhood heroes for a fee of £680,000.

The paper reckon that while Docherty would have been open to a move to London, Rangers was always his preferred destination.

It seems that the Scottish Premiership side got their business done in the nick of time.

Stopping the talent drain

Rangers fans will be the first to point out that the club have missed out on a raft of young Scottish talents over the last half decade plus, seeing many of them either end up at Celtic or make a move to the top two English divisions.

It’s imperative that the Ibrox side ensure they’re in the running to sign the best homegrown talents around, especially those that grew up ardent Rangers supporters like Greg Docherty.

A potential future Scotland international, Docherty has the tools to be an excellent first team player at Ibrox and ensuring they were decisive in making their move for the midfielder is evidence that business is starting to be done right at the club.