Former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has ripped up his contract with A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers to make a shock early return to Scotland.

Dorrans signed for the Gers in 2017 after almost a decade playing in England with West Brom and Norwich City.

Graham Dorrans in action for Rangers against Celtic in 2018. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It looked like an excellent signing for the Gers but he struggled with injury throughout his two-year stint at Ibrox, making just 23 appearances, from which he scored five goals and notched four assists.

After leaving Rangers he dropped down to the Championship to play for Dundee but triggered a clause to leave Dens Park just a few months into his second season in order to move to Australia.

Dorrans joined Western Sydney Wanderers in November 2020, just a month after his former Ibrox teammate Kenny Miller had been appointed assistant manager.

He went on to establish himself as a key player in the middle of the park, scoring four goals and notching two assists from 23 appearances.

However, despite his contract still having a year left to run, the 34-year-old is now returning home.

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The former Rangers midfielder has ended his contract with A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience playing in front of such amazing fans,” he said [].

“Everyone at the club has been so welcoming and I would like to thank the gaffer, Kenny, all the staff and the players. They’re a great bunch of players and staff that I’m sure will bring success to this club.

“Unfortunately for family reasons I have had to return home but I wish the whole club every success in the future.”

As his A-League contract has been ripped up, Dorrans is now officially a free agent and it’s unclear what his next step will be.

One option could be to return to Dundee, who are currently preparing for their first season back in the top-flight.

While one former Ger is on his way back to Scotland, another has made a surprise move to the Middle East.

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