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Docherty out to make name with Rangers before bid for Scotland place

Greg Docherty has put thoughts of a Scotland career to one side as he bids to establish himself in the Rangers team.

The January signing from Hamilton is more concerned with winning his place back in the Scotland Under-21 side than taking advantage of Scott Brown's international retirement.

Rangers boss Graeme Murty labelled Brown's decision an opportunity for other midfielders, including some of his own, to stake their claim to Alex McLeish but Docherty is taking one step at a time.

The 21-year-old said: "I am not thinking about that at the moment to be honest. If it comes, it comes.

"My aim is to get in the under-21s team. I didn't play the last couple of games there so I would like to be involved more.

"It has always been a dream to get to the (senior) squad but I am taking each game as it comes with Rangers. I want consistency playing for Rangers first and then I will look further on."

Docherty has enjoyed a successful start to his Ibrox career with Tuesday's 4-1 victory over St Johnstone making it three wins from his first three starts.

"I am loving it at the minute and loving playing football," he said.

"It is a great side to play football in and you could see in the first half (at Perth) some of our play was brilliant."

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