Graham Dorrans made his Rangers return against Motherwell last weekend, after an extended period out.

Graham Dorrans completed his return from injury two weekend’s ago against Motherwell as he was named in the Rangers starting lineup for the first time since October. 

The midfielder suffered a nasty ankle injury in a game against Kilmarnock which left him requiring surgery, and since going under the knife it has been a long road back to full fitness. 

The Motherwell game was not only a major plus as Dorrans completed a full 90 minutes, it also marked the first game that the former West Brom star had played at the club under the tenure of Graeme Murty. 

Murty, who took over from the sacked Pedro Caixinha in November, was yet to have a fit Dorrans at his disposal, and will welcome his return during the final stage of the season. 

Speaking on his return from injury with Rangers TV Dorrans spoke of the difficulties he experienced in trying to regain full fitness, having not spent such a long stint on the sidelines before in his career. The 30-year-old expressed his delight at completing the full 90 minutes against Motherwell, achieving the same again and recording an assist in the 4-0 win over Dundee last weekend. 

“The sharpness will come with games, it was important to get the minutes in for me but I have only been back training for two or three weeks,” Dorrans told Rangers TV.

“As soon as I came back into training I realised I was fit but I wasn’t sharp enough to go into the games, which is why I got a couple of weeks in before I came back.

“It has been good under the gaffer; I hadn’t played under him because my last game before the injury was Kilmarnock, which also happened to be the previous manager’s final game.”

With Sean Goss’ future in the balance, having impressed on his loan so far, Rangers midfield next season may well be a Dorrans / Greg Docherty partnership, which could develop into a formidable relationship. 

Having seven years of Premier League experience under his belt, the 12-capped Scotland international is one of the most experienced players currently at Rangers, and could have an important role to play as the Gers take on the Hoops at Hampden on Sunday. 

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