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The end is near for Graham Dorrans at Rangers at long last

The end is near for Graham Dorrans at Rangers at long last

Rangers may still sit in second, but the season is as good as over thanks to Sunday’s antics and Steven Gerrard needs to start preparing for the next term if he wishes to improve.

‘So close yet so far’ – this has been the story for Gerrard’s Rangers side this season, who have once again fallen behind Celtic in the pursuit for glory.

For all the promise at the beginning of the campaign, the Gers have failed to produce on so many fronts, and now Gerrard, having experienced a taster of what it is to be involved with Rangers in recent times, must rally his troops and make some tough decisions in the coming months.

The Evening Times have built a hitlist of those names most likely to be struck off at Rangers, including the likes of Wes Foderingham, Gareth McAuley, Lee Wallace and, of course, Graham Dorrans.

Former West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City man Dorrans looked to be quite the signing when he joined at the beginning of the campaign. An experienced player who was once considered one of the brightest talents at the Baggies before slightly trailing off, a return to Scotland should have represented a second chance – an opportunity to achieve something at one of the most iconic clubs in world football.

Alas, it wasn’t to be. With just three appearances this term totally a paltry 88 minutes (stats via Transfermarkt) – we imagine the breakdown of how much the Scot has earnt relative to what he’s contributed likely makes for very, very grim viewing.

If Gerrard wants greater transfer influence in the summer, he needs to be ruthless with the current deadwood taking up valuable space on the wage bill that’s holding the squad back, and Dorrans should be the first to go.

Rangers fans, who else would you like to see out of the door next season? Let us know in the comments below…

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