Ahead of the final game of the season at Charlton Athletic on Sunday, Greg Docherty has been reflecting on an ‘incredible’ first season in Hull City colours.
A promotion winner and title winner, Docherty has been in fine form for most of the campaign and says the only thing that has been missing in a memorable campaign has been playing in front of the fans.
“It’s been an incredible first season for me here,” said Docherty.
“I’ve played a lot of games and a lot of minutes, and the staff have put their faith in me which is exactly what I was wanting when I was looking for a new challenge last summer. Everything has been great off the pitch, too, and I feel really settled here.
“The only way the season could have been better is if we had been playing in front of the fans but we’ve still felt their support through social media and just by being around the city. Things like that really do help you to settle.
“We know it’s been a difficult time with COVID and everything but hopefully we can all enjoy the summer as the champions.
“The gaffer’s influence has been massive and I can’t speak highly enough of him. He was one of the big factors in me coming down here and I feel as though I have flourished under our style of play. I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to taking it to the next level and testing ourselves in the next division.”
Docherty now hopes the Tigers can finish the season on a further high with three points at The Valley before lifting the League One title after the full-time whistle.
“Getting our hands on the trophy will mean everything,” the midfielder continued.
“When I came here, I was well aware of what had happened last season but there was none of that around when I arrived. I came into an atmosphere full of positivity and I knew that I was coming into a group of players that bought into the playing ethos and style.
“I knew they wanted to push for the title and that hasn’t changed at any point in the season. When I get that medal around my neck – I don’t know how it will feel. I’ve waited for a moment like this for years. You play football because you want to win. We’re just going to enjoy the game on Sunday and enjoy the moment.”