Charlton complete Greg Docherty signing


Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Greg Docherty.

The 27-year-old joins the Addicks following a four-year spell at Hull City, where he made 143 appearances and lifted the Sky Bet League One title during his debut season with the Tigers.

Docherty has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, with a club option of an additional year, to become Charlton’s seventh signing of the summer.

Manager Nathan Jones commented: “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. 

“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.”

Technical Director Andy Scott added: “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. 

“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.”

Born in Milngavie, Scotland, Docherty began his career at Hamilton Academical and progressed through the academy ranks to sign his first professional deal aged 16. 

In December 2013, he made his senior debut against Alloa Athletic at the age of just 17.

The Scot would go on to make 108 appearances for the Accies prior to earning a move to Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers in January 2018.

He featured 14 times for Rangers in the latter half of the 2017/18 campaign before moving to Sky Bet League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan.

The midfielder netted 10 goals and registered 11 assists during a hugely-successful season with the Shrews, culminating in him being named as the club’s Player of the Year.

Upon his return to Rangers, Docherty made a further five appearances in the Scottish League Cup and Europa League qualifying rounds prior to joining Hibernian on loan in January 2020.

He immediately impressed at Easter Road, contributing three goals and five assists during the Coronavirus-hit campaign.

Docherty completed a permanent move to Hull City in the summer of 2020 and quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite after starring in the Tigers’ Sky Bet League One title-winning campaign.

He featured 41 times across all competitions during the following season as Hull retained their second-tier status.

The former Scotland youth international continued his influence in 2022/23, making 36 appearances and scoring the Tigers’ Goal of the Season in a 3-1 triumph at Blackpool.

Docherty arrives at The Valley having played a role last season for Hull, who missed out on the Sky Bet Championship play-off places on the final day.

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