GREG DOCHERTY is eager to get going following his loan move to Hibs from Rangers.

The Ibrox midfielder revealed he had knocked back interest from English clubs to agree a temporary switch to the Easter Road outfit.

Docherty was part of the deal that saw Florian Kamberi move to Glasgow as cover for Alfredo Morelos with veteran hitman Jermain Defoe likely to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a groin strain.

Jack Ross allowed the Swiss striker to leave the Edinburgh outfit after sealing a loan for Reading’s Scotland international frontman Mark McNulty, who is returning to the club after scoring eight goals in 17 games during his spell with them last season.

Twenty-three-year-old Docherty had made just six appearances for Steven Gerrard’s outfit in this campaign, none of those coming in the Premiership.

The former Hamilton Accies star, speaking to Sky Sports News, 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.

“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.”

Docherty, an ex-Under-21 international, hopes to get the nod to make his debut against St Mirren at Easter Road this afternoon.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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