Charlton Athletic boss hails impressive capture of Hull City favourite

Former Tigers star Greg Docherty has a new club
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Charlton Athletic boss Nathan Jones has hailed the signing of former Hull City favourite Greg Docherty after the midfielder signed a deal with the League One club.

Docherty, who played a major role in helping City win the League One title and an immediate promotion back to the Championship in his first season with the East Yorkshire club, has agreed a three-year deal at The Valley with the option of a fourth.

The popular Scotsman joined City in the summer of 2021 and played 142 times for the Tigers, scoring seven goals before being released at the end of last term, and turned down several offers to link up with the South London club.

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“We’re really delighted to get this signing over the line, he’s someone we’ve been chasing for a long time, all through the summer. He’s a player that has been promoted from this league and has been a Championship player for a long period of time. He has real pedigree as a person, an athlete and a player," Jones said.

“He’s someone that we’re really thrilled to have acquired, again we’ve had to beat off a lot of opposition for his signature. He’ll add real competition, real strength, real leadership qualities to the team and there is big scope for him to develop and move forward with us.”

Speaking about the quest to secure the signature of the former Rangers man, Addicks technical director Andy Scott backed Docherty to become a firm fans' favourite, just as he was in East Yorkshire.

“Greg is a player who we have had a strong interest in since we came to the club and the fact that we have managed to secure his signature with the options he had is really pleasing," Scott continued.

“He’s a player with lots of different qualities and is ideally suited to Nathan’s style. We’ve all worked very hard to get this over the line and Greg adds another very strong midfield option, bringing quality on the ball, tenacity, leadership, outstanding professionalism and game understanding to the group. We look forward to seeing him in a Charlton shirt and I’m sure he’ll quickly become a fans’ favourite.”