Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans could become a peripheral figure this season.

The former West Brom midfielder has endured an injury-hit stint at Ibrox since transferring last summer.

He sustained an ankle injury against Kilmarnock last October, and required corrective surgery.

Graham Dorrans has been injured for several weeks. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arguably, he was not the same player after returning to action.

Dorrans is currently out of action again and has missed several weeks through injury; he is yet to appear under new boss Steven Gerrard.

That said, the Liverpool legend has confirmed that Dorrans could be back after the international break.

Is he going to play much this season?

Dorrans may well struggle to see much game time this season.

For starters, his injury record since joining the Gers has been pretty flaky so far.

So one has to assume that there could be more in the offing, which will obviously limit his opportunities.

Dorrans might have his work cut out getting (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He could also become the victim of others having raised their games.

Ryan Jack has made a fine start to the new season under Gerrard and looks to be a nailed on regular.

Scott Arfield, whom many might have expected to lose his place to the returning Dorrans, has arguably done nothing to warrant such action from Gerrard.

Scott Arfield has done little to deserve being dropped from the starting XI. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The Canadian midfielder did well against Celtic on Sunday where most of his teammates did not.

And then there’s Ovie Ejaria, who is improving every game in the centre.

Gerrard will also soon have options in the form of Lassana Coulibaly and Jordan Rossiter, who are currently sidelined like Dorrans.

Jordan Rossiter could provide even more competition for Dorrans. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Rossiter has been unlucky with injuries since joining the club in 2016, and will be itching to remind the man he says he blossomed under at Liverpool what he’s all about.

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