Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has told The Scottish Sun that his impending Ibrox teammate Jake Hastie will have to get used to criticisms.

Hastie will join Rangers in the summer transfer window after signing a pre-contract agreement with Steven Gerrard’s side.

The 20-year-old winger will leave Motherwell after making only handful of appearances for the first team.

The Scotland Under-21 international has made 13 starts and two appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Motherwell this season, scoring six goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Hastie, though, has done well in the matches he has played well for Stephen Robinson’s side and was nominated for PFA Scotland’s Young Player of The Year award.

Docherty – who cost the Gers £675,000 in transfer fees when they signed him from Hamilton Academical in January 2018, as reported by The Scottish Sun, and spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Shrewsbury Town in England – has suggested that Hastie will have to get used to criticism that comes with playing for a massive club such as Rangers.

Docherty told The Scottish Sun: “There will be a lot more opinions voiced about Jake than he will have been used to at Motherwell.

“I used to read all the stuff in the papers about me when I was at Hamilton but I learned not to after making my move because you can’t afford to let what’s said affect you. You have to develop a thick skin when you play for a club like Rangers.”


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