Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have been given a hugely unexpected boost with the return ahead of schedule to training of attacking midfielder Graham Dorrans.
After all our chat about the need for an AM, while his fitness isn’t exactly the most reliable, the restoration of the ex-Norwich man to full training is a brilliant fillip for Dorrans and we deeply hope this is finally the end of his absolute injury nightmare of recent years.
His cameo in Spain, which we’ve rambled on ad-nauseam about, showed in only 15 minutes just what the former Scotland international can offer.
He’s the very definition of a lockpick, able to see things other players don’t and superb with the ball at his feet too – the one thing he cannot sustain is fitness and it’s stopped his career going to the very top.
There is little doubt a fully fit Graham Dorrans could have been a special player for club and country, and if there’s even a hint Rangers could finally get some of his best in the twilight years of his career with his finally having gained fitness, the creativity in midfield issue is certainly solved.
It’s a big if though – regular readers will know we have a lot of time for Dorrans if he can just keep his body ticking right, and we are still cautious about this latest return given all the false dawns before.
But there’s nothing wrong with hope, right?