Former Rangers and Hibs midfielder Greg Docherty senses Scotland opportunity after Hull City move

Greg Docherty hopes to join Steve Clarke's legion of lesser lights as he seeks his chance to shine for Scotland.

Greg Docherty of Hull City is tackled by Matty Lund of Rochdale during the Sky Bet League One match  on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Greg Docherty of Hull City is tackled by Matty Lund of Rochdale during the Sky Bet League One match on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The midfielder quit Rangers in the summer after failing to break into Steven Gerrard's line-up but is flying high with Hull City, who sit a point off the top of England's League One after six games.

He told the PA news agency: "I have a job to do down here with Hull but if we're sitting at towards the top of the league and I'm playing well then I don't see why I wouldn't be considered. The only thing standing in my way is the fact that the midfield is the strongest area of the squad. Look at the quality, there are Premier League players sitting on the bench.

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"I think what Steve Clarke has done is involve boys who may have thought they'd never get a sniff of the squad. Playing international football is definitely a major ambition of mine. It's the pinnacle for any Scottish player."

"I'm 24 now and I'm starting to think I really want to get going over the next year or two," said the former Hamilton and Shrewsbury midfielder.

"The guys in the Scotland midfield are doing well for their clubs. I just have to do the same with Hull and see where it takes me. Steve Clarke seems to be a manager who will pick you if you're playing well, regardless of the level you're playing at.

"The guys who have been selected, who you might not have expected to get that call, have delivered for the manager and that's credit to both them and Steve Clarke."

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