Where does Graham Dorrans go from here?
Two games into the new Scottish Premiership season, the forgotten man of Rangers Football Club remains conspicuous by his absence.
A £1.5 million signing from Norwich City in the summer of 2017, Dorrans arrived to great and understandable fanfare. But he made just three appearances for Steven Gerrard's side last season thanks to a long-standing knee injury with a dream move to his boyhood club quickly turning into a nightmare. And things could still get worse before they get better.
If they are going to get better at all.
Ryan Jack, Steven Davis, Andy Halliday, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and even Greg Docherty are all ahead of Dorrans in the pecking order and he’s set to slip further down the hierarchy with Leicester City's Andy King on his way to Ibrox, according to the Scottish Sun.
The report adds that Rangers are hoping to find a buyer for Dorrans between now and the end of the transfer window though that is proving easier said than done.
Speaking to the Daily Record earlier in August, manager Steven Gerrard suggested that he was yet to receive any offers for the former West Brom favourite. Two weeks later, it seems that Dorrans is no closer to a move with the veteran midfielder still absent from the gossip columns.
Yes, a fully-fit Dorrans still has plenty to offer both on and off the pitch but imagine for a second you’re a manager scouring the market for potential additions. Would you sign a 32-year-old who has played just three games in the last 12 months thanks to ongoing fitness problems?
As it stands, Dorrans looks set for at least another five months out of action until the January window swings open to offer another chance to escape his never-ending Ibrox purgatory.
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