Hull City favourite pens emotional message as Tigers career ends

Greg Docherty is leaving Hull City after four years at the club
Greg Docherty is leaving Hull City after four years at the club -Credit:PA Archive/PA Images

Greg Docherty says he will leave Hull City with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime after his four-year spell at the MKM Stadium draws to a close.

Docherty will leave City this summer after his option year came to an end and the club opted against offering him fresh terms, but safe in the knowledge his name will forever be etched into Tigers folklore.

The 27-year-old arrived from Glasgow Rangers in the summer following City's tumultuous relegation from the Championship and played a starring role in helping Grant McCann's side win the club's first title since 1966 and secure an instant return to the second tier as League One winners.

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In total, the popular Scotsman made 142 appearances in Black and Amber scoring seven goals and adding nine assists but found himself largely on the periphery under former boss Liam Rosenior this season.

"After four seasons as a Tiger the time has come to move onto the next chapter of my career," Docherty wrote on social media. "It's hard to put into words how strong a connection I have built with this club and the people connected to it during my time here. I came to Hull looking for a new home and a fresh start in my career and I am now leaving with a son born in the city along with genuine lifelong friendships.

"Winning the league title back in 2021 is without doubt my proudest achievement in football and being able to do it with such amazing teammates, brilliant staff members and together create lifelong memories is something I'll always be grateful for.

"Sometimes football can't always go to plan and while the past season has without doubt been very difficult for a number of reasons, I have still managed to take a lot from it and those experiences have made me even hungrier to progress my own career in the game.

"I want to especially thank every supporter who has shown me nothing but love from the second I arrived. I hope it was clear for you all to see that I loved representing you and your club. I was always proud to wear a Hull City strip and I can leave with my head held high knowing that every time I had the opportunity to do so l gave my absolute all.

"I wish all of my teammates, staff and everyone at the club the best of luck in the future. Thanks for the memories! Doc."