He was one of the driving forces behind Hull City’s winning campaign and midfielder Greg Docherty said the positive environment within the Tigers camp had helped him thrive in his debut season at KCOM stadium. .
Docherty joined the Club from Glasgow Rangers last summer and admits he was instantly drawn to the vibes of head coach Grant McCann and his staff, and he says the way the team have carried out its activities in the last nine months suited him. him down to the ground.
âFrom the moment I walked through the door, the mood was positive,â Docherty said.
âIt started with meeting Grant McCann and his team before moving here and everything was focused on promoting the win this season. Talking can be cheap sometimes, but I really believed what he was telling me – you could hear it in his voice and everyone was heading towards the same goal. The players were saying the same things – about how they wanted to bounce back and prove people wrong after what happened last season.
âWe were rejected by a lot of people before the start of the season and the gaffer brought it up after the promotion game at Lincoln. Before the opener he read the predictions of a few media and I think the highest position they got us to finish in was 12th. From day one we used this as ammunition to continue and earn promotion to the championship.
âWe’ve had a solid base and foundation all season, and from there it’s been about speaking out and as a midfielder I can’t ask for more than that. If you give the ball away or miss the odds you’re just encouraged to keep going, and we’ve got a really exciting forward three and a solid back line that allows the midfielders to go out and express themselves and it really works. It goes right down to the ground.
The only regret for Docherty as he reflects on the past few months is that he has yet to perform in front of the Hull City fans but, even though they have been out all season, he is hopeful they can share. what he thinks is a ‘massive achievement.
âUnfortunately, I haven’t played in front of Hull City fans yet, but I know from social media and the people of the city about the stature this club has had over the past 14 or 15 years,â Docherty continued. .
âThere were probably eight teams at the start of the season looking to win promotion and it’s been such a tough year in this league because it was so unpredictable. I honestly believe it’s a huge achievement for us to come out of this division in the first year and I think people will realize that once the dust settles on the season.