Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Former international set to leave Ibrox - right call?

As news has slowly filtered through from here and other sources, Graham Dorrans’ time at Ibrox is starting to look inevitably over.

A constant barrage of injuries since he joined Rangers have seen the ex-Scotland international reduced to little more than a fringe player, following his hugely-hyped £1.5M move from Norwich two years ago.

He was regarded as a marquee signing when Pedro brought him in in 2017, and with Rangers’ infamous lack of quality in the 10 slot, he was seen as a major solution to the creativity issues plaguing the side.

As it turns out, injuries have put paid to any sense of a run of games, and information persists that he’ll be freed this summer via mutual consent.

The question is, is this the right move?

There is just that nagging, horrible, niggly feeling that if we can get the lad fit, he’d be one of the most influential players in the league. He has a wonderful touch, great vision, fine composure, and he can slot passes brilliantly.

In short, he’s exactly the 10 we need. The problem is he breaks too easily.

There’s also that horrible inescapable feeling that if he did move on, wherever he went he’d magically regain fitness and become an integral part of his new team.

End of the day, Rangers have persisted with Dorrans for 24 months and it just hasn’t worked – the boy has an abundance of talent and skill and would be perfect behind the strikers if he could just retain some physical health.

Steven Gerrard, and Dorrans, will make the call one way or the other, and for us it’s a head v heart conflict.

Head is done with him and understands the shout for him to be cut loose, heart just doesn’t want to give up on him.

We’ll see which one for sure gets its way come this summer.

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