THEIR respective paths to Ibrox are very different but their partnership has Rangers on the right road in the Premiership.

Only a few weeks ago, Greg Docherty and Sean Goss hadn’t even shared a dressing room, never mind played together in the middle of the park.

But a bond that was formed away from the field has quickly materialised into an understanding on it as the duo have hit it off in Light Blue.

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Goss was the first arrival of the January window at Ibrox as he made the move north of the border from Queens Park Rangers on loan until the end of the season.

And it was Docherty that rounded off Graeme Murty’s transfer business when he completed a switch from Hamilton and realised his boyhood dream by putting pen-to-paper with the Gers.

Their talents and roles in the side are contrasting but their performances have been equally as impressive as they have hit the ground running at Ibrox.

“I am loving it and Sean is a naturally great footballer and very technically gifted,” Docherty said.

“I am learning from him as well and I think we work off each other. I will maybe do a bit more of the work and then give him the ball.

“You see some of his passes, like the one for the penalty, it is sensational and he cut St Johnstone right open. I am loving playing with him and he is a great guy as well.

“He is a similar age to me so we are enjoying it at the moment and just want to keep on winning.

“We clicked straight away on a personal level and off the park he is one of the guys I am closest to in the dressing room.

“I am tight with everyone in the dressing room and it has been very welcoming for me. I am happy and I just want to keep on playing.

“He asked me where to go to eat and things like that. He has got a few friends up here with the Man Utd boys on loan so he has settled in well.

“The dressing room is very close knit and he is a great guy so I am loving playing with him.”

It has been the front four of Daniel Candeias, Josh Windass, Jamie Murphy and Alfredo Morelos that have grabbed the headlines and received most of the plaudits in recent weeks.

But the importance of Goss and Docherty behind them cannot be understated and their partnership will be crucial for Murty’s side this term.

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While Goss operates as a deep playmaker and has a superb range of passing, Docherty is more box-to-box and gives Rangers an energy and drive in midfield.

Boss Murty reckoned the 21-year-old was trying too hard to impress in his first few outings for Rangers. Now, he is catching the eye with seemingly relative ease.

“I am loving it at the minute and loving playing football,” Docherty said. “It is a great side to play football in and you could see in the first half some of our play was brilliant.

“Obviously the second half wasn’t as good but we got the job done. It is a difficult place to come so all in all we are happy with the three points.

“The gaffer has been excellent with me and all the boys and staff have been brilliant and helped me settle in right away. Hopefully now I can repay them with performances and consistency and that is what I am looking for.

“It was just to be more disciplined. At Hamilton there was an extra midfielder so I had a more free role. At Rangers, you need to be a bit more disciplined and I am enjoying it.

“I have two assists in two games and that is what I like to do, make assists and get in the box and hit shots.

“I am still getting up there and that is where I want to be, at that end of the pitch. I am enjoying my football at the moment and long may that continue.”

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Docherty and Goss started together for the fourth successive game on Tuesday night as Murty’s side made it five wins on the spin with victory over St Johnstone.

James Tavernier and Windass had put the Gers in control early on before Goss curled home a terrific free-kick to clinch the points. After the break, Morelos’ header added a deserved shine to the score line.

Docherty had a hand to play in the second goal as his incisive pass set Windass free and he is eager to get himself on the scoresheet this term.

He said: “That is something I want to add to my game but first I am looking for consistency in my performance. If I am getting assists, then that is a goal for me.

“I love getting assists for players and I get a real buzz from it. If I am contributing, that is fine.

“It is huge but a bit strange to be honest with you and still weird for me. But I am loving it and relishing it every day.

“I am going into work every day and it is a new challenge. I am going to treat every day like it is my last and treat every day like it is a cup final.

“That is what I am doing and I want to do my best for this club. Consistency is massive for me and I am looking to get that.

“You could see on Saturday and the first half on Tuesday how comfortable we were. No disrespect, but we didn’t feel under pressure.

“St Johnstone had a few free-kicks but every attack we go on I feel we are going to score and that is big. I think everybody feels the same, that every shot is going to go in for us.

“I think the crowd anticipate it as well and can sense it and that spurs us on. We just love scoring goals.”