Former Rangers midfielder available for nothing after shock Scotland return drops future update
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Former Rangers midfielder available for nothing after shock Scotland return drops future update

Former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has provided an update on his future following his shock return to Scotland [Daily Record].

Dorrans spent two injury-hit seasons at Rangers before joining Dundee in 2019.

Dorrans in action for Rangers against Hibs in August 2017. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He left his injury problems behind at Ibrox and played regularly at Dens Park before triggering a clause in his contract in November 2020 that allowed him to move to Australia to link up with former Gers teammate Kenny Miller at Western Sydney Wanderers.

Dorrans made 23 appearances for the A-League outfit, scoring four goals and notching two assists, but despite having another year remaining on his contract, he announced earlier this month that he would be returning to Scotland for family reasons.

The veteran is now a free agent and has made it clear that he wants to continue playing.

“I’ve plenty more to come,” he said [Daily Record]. “My time with Rangers was disappointing. I spent between 18 months to two years out injured.”

“But I managed to get back playing at Dundee and my knee was fine. I felt good. I played every game and trained every day. I never missed a single session and that continued when I went out to Australia.

“My knee is fine and I still have a lot to give over the next few years. I will take my time and see what the options are. I love playing football and I’m 34 now so I want to pick the right option.”

The former Rangers midfielder is keeping his options open following his shock return to Scotland. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

James McPake has already hinted that he would like to have Dorrans back at Dundee ahead of their first season back in the Premiership.

However, the former Gers midfielder clearly doesn’t want to take the first deal that’s offered to him and is open to the prospect of playing elsewhere.

His time at Ibrox may not have worked out, but with 142 Premier League appearances and 12 senior Scotland caps to his name, he’d be an excellent addition for most clubs in the SPFL.

An Ibrox return isn’t realistically on the cards for Dorrans but Steven Gerrard is still trying to strengthen his squad for 2021/22 and is reportedly interested in signing an even more experienced player.