Former Glasgow Rangers man Graham Dorrans has said that he could not turn down a move to Ibrox and that, even though his time at the club didn’t go as planned, he has no regrets about making the switch.
Dorrans discusses Gers
The midfielder made the move to the Gers in 2017 for a fee of £750,000, and as a Rangers fan from childhood, he will have been hoping to have a big impact. However, he managed just 23 appearances across two full campaigns, with injuries being a recurring issue.
Speaking about his decision to move to the 54-time Scottish champions, he said:
“If I hadn’t signed for Rangers when I did, I’d have regretted it for the rest of my life.
“Listen, it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to but injuries dictated how my Rangers career went.
“When I look back, it was the right move for me, just at the wrong time, definitely. I would have loved to be involved in the environment and everything that’s there right now but it just wasn’t to be.
“I knew it was my last opportunity to sign for Rangers and if I didn’t do it, I’d have been sitting here full of regrets.
“As a wee boy I wanted to pull on a Rangers shirt and play at Ibrox and I did it.
“Of course, I’d have loved to beat Celtic, win leagues and cups, be successful, but it wasn’t my time.
“If I hadn’t got the injuries, could I have still been there? Maybe, who knows? I can take it on the chin. That doesn’t mean I have to hide the fact I’d love to be involved there now.
“I grew up watching Rangers win trophies. That’s why I fell in love with the club. Because I didn’t do that, I don’t get upset about it. There are more important things in life.”
What might have been
Dorrans had a relatively successful spell in England, mainly with West Brom, where he scored 26 goals and provided 32 assists in 189 games. With Norwich, from where he joined the Gers, he netted nine times in 67 appearances.
Do you wish Dorrans had stayed at Ibrox for longer?
The initials signs at Ibrox were extremely encouraging. In the Premiership, he scored five times and provided three assists in his first 12 appearances. However, the injuries started, and that was effectively the end of his impact at the club. Upon his arrival at Rangers, Dorrans was called “stylish” by former Gers boss Alex McLeish. Unfortunately, he was unable to display that on a regular basis.
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