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Docherty: ‘We’re still striving to keep on improving’

10 December 2021

Midfielder Greg Docherty says he and his teammates are looking to build on their recent home performances ahead of the visit of Bristol City.

The Tigers have won their last two games at the MKM Stadium against Birmingham City and Millwall, and are currently on an impressive five-game unbeaten run in the Championship.

“The last two home games are something that we want to build on,” said Docherty.

“It was nice to see the reaction of the fans after the games against Birmingham City and Millwall. They could see how much effort we’re putting in. We’ve had great backing from them home and away, but particularly at home we’ve really felt it.

“We want teams to know that when they come to the MKM, they’re going to be in for a game.”

The Tigers are four points behind Bristol City and now find themselves looking up rather than down after their recent upturn in form. However, Docherty does not believe that much has changed in terms of the team’s approach.

“I don’t think a lot has changed internally,” added Docherty.

“We’ve stuck to what we believe in. We’ve had five good results but we’re still not in the position that we want to be. We’re still striving to keep on improving.

“When things weren’t going our way, the togetherness never drifted and that’s been crucial for us.”

The 25-year-old midfielder has made 20 appearances so far this season in what is his first experience of the Championship, and feels he is getting better with each game after a difficult pre-season.

“I feel personally I had a bit of a stop-start pre-season as I unfortunately had the virus (Covid) at the start,” said Docherty.

“I came back and picked up a muscle injury which was playing on my mind a bit. I was playing catch-up but I’m thankful that the manager kept his faith in me and I still got a lot of games in.

“I feel like I’m now in a good place and the team are playing well also which helps.”

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