Dundee manager James McPake has lauded former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans following his excellent goal against Dundee United, as quoted by BBC Sport.

Dorrans’ first goal for the Dee came 50 minutes into Friday night’s derby clash and was enough to earn his team a 1-1 draw.

Dorrans left Rangers in September and has been a permanent fixture in midfield for Dundee. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Receiving the ball just outside the area, he fired clinically into the bottom right corner to silence the home fans at Tannadice.

He earned rave reviews on social media for his contribution, with one fan even venturing to suggest he’s currently the best player in Scotland who isn’t playing for either Rangers or Celtic.

It seems McPake is of a similar mind, lavishing his player with praise after the game.

“Graham Dorrans is far too good for this league,” he said, as quoted by BBC Sport. “I hope he’s here for as long as I’m here. He raises the tempo, he dictated the pace of play in the second half – I thought he was outstanding.”


It’s great to see Dorrans back and contributing in senior football following his injury woes.

Serious ankle and knee problems ruined his Ibrox career and his near-total lack of first-team football for two seasons necessitated his step down to the Championship.

At 32, he’s no spring chicken, but having played all but seven minutes of the last 13 matches for the Dee, he’s fit and beginning to really make his mark.

As a result, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a Premiership club attempt to prize him away in January.

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