During Tuesday’s press conference, Steven Gerrard provided an injury update on two senior Rangers players.
Firstly, Connor Goldson was ruled out of Wednesday night’s Scottish Cup fixture against Cowdenbeath.
The manager confirmed that Graham Dorrans had returned to first team training for the first time since knee surgery.
Dorrans arrived at Ibrox from Norwich in July 2017, setting the club back £1.35 million according to Transfermarkt.
However, while he has shown glimpses of what he can offer, his time has been plagued by injuries.
He last featured for the Gers in the Scottish League Cup victory over Ayr, in September.
That is one of only three appearances to date, this campaign.
Yet, while Gerrard said he won’t be rushed, a return to first team football now looks near.
Rangers already have a good number of options in midfield.
Dorrans will add to those.
A veteran of 142 Premier League appearances across stints at West Brom and Norwich, he is an experienced performer with an eye for goal.
What’s more, as he has been out for so long, his return should almost have the effect of a new signing.
When the club’s official Twitter account shared pictures of the Scotland international from Tuesday’s training session, some fans were quick to laud the news.
— Dean Hepburn (@DeanHepburn1) January 29, 2019
— jack (@jack73823983) January 29, 2019
It’s mental how ahead of the recovery schedule he is
— Lewis Clark (@Lewisc2723) January 29, 2019
Nice to see you back, take your time and don't rush it, get prepared for 55
— Allan Denny (@AllanDenny1811) January 29, 2019
If he can stay fit he is a great asset 👍
— Fraser Mackenzie (@Frasemackenzie) January 30, 2019
Hopefully he can finally get his Rangers career up n running.🇬🇧🔴⚪🔵🇬🇧
— wattierfc (@Walterc1Rfc) January 29, 2019
Get him back to his best and he’s a top player. Plays for the jersey too.
— Funky Frazz (@funkyfrazz) January 30, 2019