Hibernian keeping tabs with 23-year-old Rangers forward

Greg Docherty’s career in a Hibernian jersey only stretches to 128 minutes of game time for now, although that has been ample time for the dugout club of Jack Ross and John Potter to appreciate they have a footballer on their hands.

And number two Potter dropped a pretty big hint today that the Leith side would like to convert his loan from the Gers into a permanent arrangement at the end of the campaign.

Messrs Ross and Potter were already well aware of the ex-Scotland Under-21 international from their time in the Sunderland hot-seat last campaign, with Greg having excelled during his temporary stint at Shrewsbury.

Now working with Docherty at close quarters, it is fair to say the Easter Road side are delighted with their winter recruit, who marked his full debut with a goal in Sunday’s 4-1 Scottish Cup victory over BSC Glasgow.

Potter was delighted to be on the touchline at the Indodrill Stadium, having escaped a dugout suspension for his part in the violent scenes during December’s Premiership loss at home to Scottish giants.

Gers manager Tom Culshaw was handed a two-game ban, one of which is suspended until the end of the campaign. Potter and Hibernian were censured and issued a £1500 suspended fine, while Gers’ case was adjourned.