According to the Scottish Sun, former Rangers loanee Russell Martin is looking to bring Graham Dorrans to MK Dons this month.

Martin retired from his playing career when he was appointed manager of the English League One club in November, following the departure of Paul Tisdale.

Russell Martin issues instructions to his Dons players from the touchline. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The Dons are currently just three points outside the relegation zone in the third tier and are looking to recruit wisely with a view to pulling clear of danger over the second half of the season.

It seems Martin’s 2018 Ibrox teammate, Dorrans, is one of those on the wishlist.

The 32-year-old signed a one-year deal with Dundee in September following the mutual termination of his Rangers contract earlier that month, and it’s suggested that he could activate a release clause during the transfer window.

Dorrans has been a near ever-present for the Dee in the Scottish Championship and after playing through early rustiness, he’s begun to excel.

Last weekend, he scored an classy equaliser in the Dundee derby, prompting his manager, James McPake, to assert that he is far too good to be playing in the second-tier of the SPFL [BBC Sport].

Dorrans has spent much of his playing career in England and could be offered the chance to return. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)


Dorrans’ move to Dundee was a big step down but one that has allowed him to prove his fitness following serious injury problems whilst at Rangers.

It’s likely he’ll be keen to make the most of the remainder of his playing career, and therefore, he may well be open to moving to a better league this month.

However, given that he’s a Scotland international with considerable Premier League experience, it remains to be seen whether or not League One struggles MK Dons would provide a big enough carrot.

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