Kenny Miller insists Rangers summer signing vindicated interest with opening day display

Rangers Manager Pedro Caixinha gives out his instructions to Kenny Miller during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox...

Glasgow Rangers kicked off their season with a 2-1 win against Motherwell with Graham Dorrans bagging a brace on his debut for the Ibrox side.

Kenny Miller has suggested that summer signing Graham Dorrans vindicated Rangers' decision to sign him with his display in the Gers' opening day win over Motherwell, the Evening Times reports.

Dorrans was one of nine summer signings made by Pedro Caixinha during the summer, but perhaps arrived with the most expectation surrounding him - along with Bruno Alves - given the level he had been playing at before his move to Ibrox as well as the fact that as a supporter of the club, he was fully aware of the level of expectation with the Gers.

Graham Dorrans of Norwich City controls the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Southampton,...Graham Dorrans arrived from Norwich during the summer

But he certainly endeared himself to the supporters by bagging a brace to lead the Light Blues to a 2-1 win over Well, and Miller insisted that he is confident that the midfielder provided a sign of things to come with the performance.

“Apart from the goals, he is an experienced player and you can see the ability he has got and the control that he has on a game," he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

“That is why we wanted him here. He has popped up with a couple of goals on the opening day, which is huge for us. I think you will see over the course of the season what a good signing he will be.”

It appeared that one of the reasons why the side struggled last season was the absence of a solid midfield unit but it seems that Pedro Caixinha has potentially put together the kind of partnership that they were crying out for last term.

Rangers Manager  Pedro Caixinha during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dorrans and Ryan Jack will surely need time to gel further, but the early signs certainly suggest that they are ready to give the spine of the team more stability than they previously had. 

And if they do manage to strike up an excellent understanding over the coming months, then perhaps the whole team will stand a much better chance of banishing the painful memories from last season.

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