Is Rangers star finished at Ibrox?

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We’ve kept quiet mostly this
pre-season about Graham Dorrans, but while the press have admittedly fallen all
over themselves to lie about the nature of his departure from Rangers’ Malaga
training camp (he went home pre-planned to have a scan on his knee) we must
admit his injury concerns have been a big problem.
Dorrans has taken only light part
in the sessions at Andalusia, and his arrival at the Hummel Training Centre
before departure looked very different to everyone else’s, with less apparent
focus and commitment on hard training. In short, he seemed too casual and
relaxed.
We don’t know where this guy goes
from here – he’s been an incredibly disappointing signing, and simply hasn’t
shown anything like the form we thought he would – the lack of mourning from
Norwich fans about his departure was a huge red flag we chose to ignore (always
do when you sign a new player) but it is becoming more than justified, and his
injuries on top of his lack of form have made this a really bad situation.
Does he have a part to play under
Steven Gerrard? As things stand, no. He’s finished. Rangers are signing tonnes
of players right now and while things can change, the out of form and seemingly
endlessly injured Dorrans won’t have a part to play in it.
Unlike Jordan Rossiter and Ross
McCrorie who have been through injury hell themselves, Dorrans is not a
youngster with huge recovery capability – he’s in his 30s now and doesn’t seem
to be able to put together a run of games.
Don’t get us wrong – this is not
an attack on him – he is surely working his socks off to get fit and we know
how hard it is for injured players going through rehab. So it’s not like he’s
got his feet up and is sitting in the sun.
But for his injury troubles to
continue to be monitored really does not bode well for his future chances at
Ibrox and with the competition absolutely teeming in midfield, Graham Dorrans
may struggle significantly to play a part next season.


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19 COMMENTS

  1. It's a difficult one this, there is no doubt the guy has ability but plagued by injury has not helped his cause. I think he will continue in the background getting himself fit and maybe he will get some game time mid-season. I would not write him off completely, not yet anyhow

  2. Need to get rid if possible along with Hodson and Halliday, complete waste of space but who would have any of them, l don't care if they are "one of us" stealing a wage the lot of them, l would be dumbfounded if any 3 ever wear the light blue again but also wouldn't be surprised if they are still at our club for another season or 2 hiding in the shadows

  3. When we Signed Him …I was Happy
    I wanted Him to Do Well
    I wantes Him to be our Midfield Playmaker 🙄👍

    No Longer Cut Out for The Blue Jersey.

    Think we should Sell back down South 🤔💰👍

  4. If he can get himself fit and motivated he can still play a part. At the moment he's probably the closest thing we have to a number 10 able to unpick defences.

  5. I wouldn't write him off just yet, get him fit (not Murty or Pedro fit), Steve G fit and then see what he can be capable of. at least give him till Jan. Anyhow i cant see us writing off near £3m that easy and the only way we would get anything for him is if he is fit.

  6. Like Ryan Jack, he came here with all guns (mouth) blazing and has done sweet fur coll.

    Sat in the background, injured or not, picking up a wage, like Jack, while others who were desperate for a game, like OHALLARON, but because he's not 's Rangers Man through and through' like Halliday, the vote went against him.

    Thank Fuck Gerrard and McAllister won't take any oh that embarrassing unprofessional baggage into thier rebuilding project.

    Can't Play?
    Won't play?

    Fuck off, there's the door

    Send in the triers please!!!

    • I dont believe MOH didnt get a game because he wasn't a rangers man. He had three managers who were not rangers men and they didn't rate him. Including the one that signed him.

  7. None of the existing Central midfielders are good enough for this level (Rossiter exclided). They all dissapeared in OF games. Time to clear them out.

  8. I have to say I thought he would be a really good acquisition. He ticked a lot of boxes Rangers Man Good Experience and can play. He does have injury concerns which is a shame . I think Steven Gerrard will assess him once he is fit and if he doesn't cut it will try to offload in January. I don't think he can force his way into the squad as it is developing now however as Tavernier and Docherty could play that role comfortably

    • Docherty doesn't have quarter the ability of a fit Dorrans. Maybe younger and fitter but certainly not vision,passing,shooting etc. Not even close..

  9. He has never been played in his best position. I remember the season he had for West Brom in the Championship and he scored nearly 20 goals as a Gerrard/Lampard style midfielder with late runs into the box a signature.

    Hope he gets fit and then plays at the head of a central midfield three…

  10. FFS leave the guy alone and see what happens. Why do our supporters not have a second of patience? They want to win everything NOW! The real world is we have let the players gel into a team. Give Dorrans and the team a break.

  11. Fair to say he hasn't been at his best. But makeep of mistake, this boy can play! Been played out of position since he came, was out for a long time injured and played in an ever changing midfield. Still got something like 5 goals in 11 league games. A fully fitted Graham Dorrans will be one of the very best players in this country..easily

  12. I fully respect the player, but I assumed automatically, he'd be one of those outgoing players. He hasn't impressed, for whatever reason and it's all about what's best for the Rangers, not individual players. He is not, what's best for us this season. We've upped our game and unfortunately, he is going to be one of the casualties of this. Our club must come first and it's bigger than any, one individual player.

  13. Midfield five….Murphy, Arfield, Rossiter, Dorrans, Tavernier/Candeias

    Best midfield in Scotland right there

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