Hibs new boy Greg Docherty turned down English offers to make move as Florian Kamberi goes in other direction to Rangers

Midfielder joins until end of season

Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:39 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:41 pm
Greg Docherty will spend the rest of the season on loan at Hibs. Pic: SNS

Hibs have confirmed that Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has joined the Easter Road club on loan until the end of the season, with striker Florian Kamberi moving to Ibrox on a similar basis.

Scotland Under-21 cap Docherty revealed he turned down the chance to return to England - the former Hamilton player spent last season on loan with Shrewsbury Town where he scored seven goals and was named their player of the year - to join Jack Ross’ squad.

The 23-year-old had found it difficult to hold down a first team place on his return to Glasgow making just five appearances, the last of which was a Betfred Cup match against East Fife in mid-August.

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He said: “I’m pleased to have got this loan move over the line and I’m really hungry to get going.

“I had the chance to go back to England and I appreciate the clubs who made an effort to get me, but I feel like I know Hibernian and it was an opportunity I was really keen to take as soon as I heard about their interest."

Docherty added on the Hibs website: “I’ve not played as often as I would have liked in the last few months but I’ve been pushing myself to be as fit as I can be and I’ll be ready as soon as the gaffer tells me he needs me.”