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Rangers Seal Move For 21 Y/O Midfield Ace: This Is How Their Lineup Might Look With Him In The Side

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Rangers have sealed a move for talented midfielder Greg Docherty from Hamilton Academical on Thursday. The Scottish Premiership club has confirmed on their official website that they have signed the Scottish talent on a four and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old has already completed his medical for the Gers and seals a move to the Ibrox Stadium after finding the back of the net 3 times in 25 matches for the Accies this term.

Docherty, who is a boyhood Rangers fan, made his Hamilton debut versus Alloa in the Scottish Championship on December 2013. He was just 17-year-old at the time and has gone to become a solid midfielder known for his work rate, physical strength and knack for creating and scoring goals. In a post-match interview after Rangers secured a comfortable 2-0 home victory against Aberdeen on Wednesday, manager Graeme Murty expressed his delight on acquiring Docherty’s signature and was quoted to have said, “It’s another bit of business for another young, hungry player desperate to enhance our group.

“When you see the players gelling and the improvements we’ve made, it’s an exciting time for players – and for me as a manager.

“I want to manage people who are hungry to improve.”

The 21-year-old midfielder has scored 3 goals and provided 6 assists in 21 appearances for Hamilton Academical in the league this term. He would be expected to better his record at the Ibrox Stadium with better quality around him.

Let’s take a look at how Graeme Murty might line up with Docherty in his starting lineup.

4-2-3-1 Rangers Strongest Lineup With Greg Docherty In Their Starting Eleven

Defence

Wes Foderingham will start in goal for the Gers and will be protected by a back four consisting of Russell Martin and David Bates in central defence while James Tavernier starts on the right side of the defence and Declan John operates as the left-back.

Midfield

Sean Goss and new signing Greg Docherty will play as the holding midfielders in Graeme Murty’s midfield with the trio of Daniel Candeias operating on the right flank,  Josh Windass playing in the number 10 role while Jamie Murphy starts on the left side of the midfield.

Attack

Alfredo Morelos will start up top for the Gers and will look to add to his 13 goal tally so far this season. The 21-year-old striker has done well for Rangers in this campaign and once again found the back of the net in their 2-0 victory over Aberdeen in their last league outing.

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