Graham Dorrans’ stint with Rangers has been plagued by injuries.
When he arrived in 2017 he looked an excellent acquisition, but things just haven’t gone to plan from the word go and he’s struggled to get any decent run in the side.
Since Steven Gerrard’s appointment in May 2018, he’s turned out just three times for the first team.
Therefore, it was little surprise when he didn’t make the cut for the pre-season training camp in Portugal having been told he could look for a new club [Scottish Sun].
That story broke way back in May and despite a follow-up report earlier this month, suggesting the Gers would consider a loan or permanent offers [Scottish Sun], there appears to be no exit in sight for the £900k-rated midfielder [Transfermarkt].
Rather than thrashing out terms with a potential suitor, he was in England this afternoon with the Gers Development Squad. He played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town, alongside a similarly lesser-spotted teammate.
Could Rangers midfielder Dorrans remain against the manager’s wishes?
With time running out in the summer transfer window, there’s now a very real possibility that Dorrans will remain with the club.
That won’t be popular with the Rangers board, considering the ex-Premier League star is likely on considerable wages.
However, there’s an apparent lack of interest from elsewhere and unless he caught a scout’s eye today, there isn’t much the club can do.
Unless both parties are willing to look into terminating the player’s contract early, he could remain a Ger for a further year.
Yet, even if Dorrans stays at the club, he’s highly unlikely to return from the peripheries.
With Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Andy King and Greg Docherty, Steven Gerrard has excellent strength in depth in midfield. At this stage, only a major injury crisis would bring him back into the reckoning.