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Could Graham Dorrans' form be transformed at Glasgow Rangers this season?

Steven Gerrard head coach of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans made his first appearance of the season on Thursday evening.

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.

Graham Dorrans looks like he could be a different player for Glasgow Rangers this season, if Thursday night’s display was anything to go by.

Dorrans had mixed success at Rangers after moving to them last term, with injury derailing his campaign.


Even before he was sidelined, Dorrans did not always put in great performances in a central midfield role.


However, the 31-year-old’s cameo against Villarreal two nights' ago was highly encouraging.

Steven Gerrard brought Dorrans on in a more advanced role, and even though he played less than 10 minutes the signs were hugely promising.

15th April 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Celtic versus Rangers;  Celtic's Callum McGregor avoids the challenge of Rangers' Graham Dorrans

Dorrans actually almost helped to win the game for Rangers with a scintillating piece of play.

The midfielder danced around at Villarreal defender before slotting the ball into Scott Arfield’s path, but the midfielder just couldn’t capitalise.

Dorrans did his chances of featuring more regularly no harm, and Rangers fans should be encouraged that the former Norwich City man could become an important player this term in a more advanced role, if last night’s cameo was anything to go by.

Graham Dorrans of Rangers vies with Louis Moult of Motherwell during the  Betfred League Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Motherwell at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow,...

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