Rangers saw their initial bid for the 21-year-old rejected last week and Hamilton don’t feel under any pressure to sell for less than what they see as the player’s true value.
Accies boss Martin Canning said the club would not stand in the way of Docherty trying to further his career, but insists the offer would have to match their valuation of the midfielder, who is under contract until 2020.
“I’m pretty sure that [chairman] Ronnie [MacDonald] would deal with it in a way that he’ll have a value in his mind,” said Canning.
“If that’s met then obviously we would wish Greg all the best and Greg would move on. If it’s not met, Greg stays here.
“As far as I’m concerned, until I get a phone call that tells me there’s been an offer accepted, Greg’s very much a Hamilton player.
“I spoke to Greg yesterday, he knows that. You keep your head down you work hard. That’s why you get the recognition because you’re doing your job properly.”
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