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Rangers spell was mentally tough says star as he opens up on Ibrox transfer and being mobbed in airports

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Former Rangers and current Hull City midfielder Greg Docherty says he's in a better place now after his spell at Ibrox proved a mental challenge following his breakthrough with Hamilton.Docherty made his debut for Accies at 17 back in 2013 and established himself as one of the club's finest academy products, amassing 109 appearances.He left Hamilton four years ago this month for Rangers - the club he supported as a boy - and netted the current Scottish Championship side that raised him £650,000.But the transfer to Govan didn't work as he'd hoped and Docherty left permanently in 2020 for Hull City after 19 appearances and two loan stints, a short spell at Hibs following on from a Shrewsbury Town move.

Speaking on the ninth episode of the Lanarkshire Live Sport Podcast , Docherty says the initial speculation over his Rangers transfer was met with a new experience and questions abroad.

He said: "Down in England, I don't think many people understand the magnitude of Celtic and Rangers. The interest from Rangers came out of nowhere."It popped up in the news that Rangers were interested in me and my phone was going nuts for around three weeks.

I was getting stopped in the airport coming home from a holiday with my mum and dad!"We were out in Tenerife and people from Glasgow were stopping me to ask about it.

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