Bolton Wanderers are in the “driving seat” in the race to land former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans, according to a new report, after the 32-year-old was released by the Gers on deadline day.

According to TEAMtalk, Dorrans is “open” to the idea of joining one of League One’s “bigger” clubs after the Trotters were saved from the brink of extinction.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 12: Graham Dorrans of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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A move for Dorrans would be an ambitious swoop for Bolton but it would offer a fantastic opportunity for Dorrans to get his career back on track.

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The former Norwich and West Brom ace has had a torrid time with injuries since his return to Ibrox and spent much of the last two years on the sidelines with various problems.


After finally returning to fitness towards the end of last season, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard made the decision to let Dorrans move on with the chances of regular games at Ibrox incredibly slim.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 22: Graham Dorrans of Rangers vies with Connor Randall of Heart of Midlothian during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Dorrans has also been linked with a move to Dundee following his Ibrox exit and likely won’t be without a club for much longer.


Bolton are currently 11 points adrift at the foot of League One after starting the season with a twelve point penalty.

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