Lee Wallace wanted Graham Dorrans at Rangers last season

Liam Polworth of Inverness vies with Lee Wallace captain of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Ibrox Stadium on December...

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers have signed Graham Dorrans from Norwich City in the summer transfer window.

Rangers defender Lee Wallace has revealed to The Scottish Sun that he wanted Graham Dorrans to join the club in the summer of 2016.

Dorrans moved to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers from Norwich City in the Championship in England in the summer transfer window.

According to Sky Sports, Pedro Caixinha’s side had to pay the Canaries a transfer fee of £1.3 million in order to secure the services of the the 30-year-old midfielder.

Wallace, who is also 30 years of age and operates as a left-back, has revealed that he tried to convince the former Livingston and West Bromwich Albion midfielder to make the switch to Ibrox last summer.

Lee Wallace of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“After the disappointment of losing the Scottish Cup final a few of the families were over there on holiday — and so was Graham,” Wallace told The Scottish Sun. “Even at that point, he would have walked it to sign for us.

“It couldn’t quite happen then but thankfully it’s happened this summer. That sums the boy up — he was just desperate to come back and play for his boyhood club.”

“It was great that we just happened to be on the same holiday that year because Kenny Miller and I could get the conversation going with him,” added Wallace.

“Believe me, we did all we could to get him here even sooner! He stayed at Norwich for another year but it’s brilliant to have a player who really wanted to be at Rangers.”

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,...

Rangers kicked off their 2017-18 Scottish Premiership campaign with a 2-1 victory over Motherwell away from home at the weekend.

Dorrans scored both the goals for the Gers at the Fir Park Stadium on Sunday afternoon, first in the fourth minute and then from the penalty spot on 58 minutes.

The Scotland international midfielder has revealed that his teammate Josh Windass wanted to take the spot kick, and believes that he will be on penalty duty this season.

“There weren’t really any nerves when I went to take the penalty, Josh came in and wanted to take it but Helder Baptista spoke to me before the game and said I was to take it,” Dorrans told The Scottish Sun.

“I hope I’m on penalties from now on! For as long as I can keep putting the ball in the back of the net than I am sure I will be.”

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