By Aramide Oladipo

Rangers summer signing Graham Dorrans has heaped huge praise on fellow teammate Ross McCrorie for his display in the Old Firm derby on the weekend.

The 19-year-old was given his first competitive start for the club against bitter rivals Celtic at Ibrox, replacing Portugal international Bruno Alves in the heart of the defence.

The teenager produced a fine performance and kept the Celtic attack quiet especially in the first-half.

However, the visitors managed to come away with the three points and the derby day spoils with second-half goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.

Despite the defeat, Dorrans was quick to highlight the youngster’s display and he believes that the defender is one to watch in the future.

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“Ross was great,” he said as quoted in the Evening Times.

“He came on the other night at Partick Thistle and I thought he did really well and again, he was probably our best player.

“Credit to Ross he has a good future ahead of him and hopefully he can continue playing like that.”

Dorrans, 30, also played the full 90 minutes on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox but he failed to make the desired impact in the middle as the Hoops strolled to a 2-0 comfortable victory.

The Scotland international has enjoyed a fine start to his career at the club since his permanent move in the summer, contributing with three goals and one assist in all competitions.

Both players could potentially feature from the start once again as Pedro Caixinha’s side face an away trip to Hamilton on Friday night.

In other Rangers news, fans have torn into this Celtic player for his antics in the Old Firm clash.

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