By Abigail Withey
Former Scottish footballer and manager Tony Fitzpatrick has said that Graham Dorrans will be a fantastic player for Rangers this season after he fulfilled his dreams of moving to the Ibrox.
The St Mirren chief executive used to drive the former Norwich midfielder to Livingston training as a young starlet.
Fitzpatrick took on the role of young development manager at Livingston and took both Dorrans and Robert Snodgrass from the east end of Glasgow to West Lothian for their sessions.
The Scotsman spoke of his delight after Dorrans found the back of the net twice during his debut as a Gers player in the Scottish Premier League.
Fitzpatrick said: “Graham Dorrans did say even at that early age that he’d love to play for Rangers and that was always his goal.”
“When I watched him score my mind drifted back to those car journeys when he spoke of his dream to play for Rangers,” he told the Daily Record. “Rangers and Celtic have bought so many foreign players over the years but it’s great to see it when a genuine fan fulfils a dream like that.”
Tony Fitzpatrick said that when Dorrans kissed the Gangers badge on Sunday he meant it.
“A lot of the time you see guys kissing the jersey but for Graham Dorrans it meant everything to him and it was real joy in his face that he is where he wants to be in life,” he explained.
“Graham will be a tremendous player for Rangers – he’s a top player. And I’m delighted to see him fulfil his ambition.”
Dorrans moved Rangers from Norwich City in three-year-deal last month and joined eight other signings made by boss Pedro Caixinha during the transfer window.
The 30-year-old displayed impressive performance during the club’s 2-1 victory after scoring both goals over Motherwell on Sunday.
The Light Blues look ahead to Wednesday’s game against Dunfermline in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.
In other Rangers news, Martyn Waghorn has left Ibrox but has hilariously trolled Josh Windass on his way out.