Hard working attacking midfielder Greg Docherty joined Hull City in August 2020 to add pace and creativity to Grant McCann’s new look League One squad. He was a key part of the early season first XI that propelled the Tigers to the top of the table, though he had to wait until early December for his first goal, a powerful strike that won a hard-earned point at Oxford. As the season wore on Docherty’s tireless running, his eye for a pass and his habit of contributing key goals all combined to make him a pivotal part of City’s League One title winning season.
He took this form into the Championship for the 2021/22 season, closing down opposition attacks and posing a threat at the other end of the pitch thanks to his fly-paper ball control skills and metronomic running. However as the season wore on Docherty lost his first team place to the returning Regan Slater and when he did play for the first team he was prone to giving away dangerous free kicks and coughing up possession. He therefore entered the summer of 2022 with some trepidation under new manager Shota Arveladze.
Retaining his place in the City squad for the 2022/23 season, Docherty started the season in an impact substitute role.
Greg Alexander Docherty was born in Milngavie, a northern suburb of Glasgow where the West Highland Way begins. He joined the youth system at Hamilton Academical before he reached his teenage years and signed his first Accies contract in October 2012. His first team debut came a year later at the age of 17 and by the 2015/16 season, with Hamilton elevated to the Scottish Premier League, Greg was a first team regular. In January 2018, after eight goals in 108 senior appearances for Hamilton, Greg made his dream move when signing a lengthy contract for Glasgow Rangers, but after 20 first team appearances he fell out of favour when Steven Gerrard became the Gers’ manager and Docherty was loaned to Shrewsbury Town, where he spent an impressive 2018/19 season scoring 10 times in 50 senior appearances. He left Rangers in the 2020 close season to join Hull City.
Docherty played twice for the Scotland under-17 team in 2012 and went on to win 4 under-21 caps between 2016 and 2018.
Date/Place of Birth: 10 September 1996, Milngavie
Hull City First Game: 5 September 2020, Sunderland A (League Cup First Round), 23 years, 361 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Hamilton Academical (2012-2018), Rangers (2018-2020), Shrewsbury Town (2018-2019, loan), Hibernian (2020, loan), Hull City (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 90 apps, 6 goalsGreg Docherty
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