Former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has admitted he would have regretted not moving the Ibrox for the rest of his life had he turned down the chance to join his boyhood heroes.

Dorrans signed for the Light Blues in 2017 but had an injury-hit two years at Ibrox before moving on in September 2019 with only 23 appearances under his belt.

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Despite his dream move not working out, Dorrans insists it was the right move at the wrong times as he prepares to head for Australia to join West Sydney Wanderers.

“If I hadn’t signed for Rangers when I did, I’d have regretted it for the rest of my life,” Dorrans said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Listen, it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to but 
injuries dictated how my
 Rangers career went.

“When I look back, it was the right move for me, just at the wrong time, definitely. I would have loved to be involved in the environment and everything that’s there right now but it just wasn’t to be.

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“I knew it was my last opportunity to sign for Rangers and if I didn’t do it I’d have been sitting here full of regrets.

 

“As a wee boy I wanted to pull on a Rangers shirt and play at Ibrox and I did it.

“Of course, I’d have loved to beat Celtic, win leagues and cups, be successful, but it wasn’t my time.”

After leaving Rangers, Dorrans signed for Dundee, making 27 appearances last season for the Dens Park side as they failed to win promotion back to the Premiership.

The former West Brom and Norwich star arrived at Ibrox with plenty of expectations and it was a shame to see him struggle with injuries given he clearly had the quality to improve Pedro Caixinha’s side.

His move to Australia will, hopefully, let him play out his career without any further problems as he links up with former Ibrox team-mate Kenny Miller down under.

 

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