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7th Jun, 2018 | 4:05pm

Boyhood Rangers fan is going to struggle to play in new-look Gerrard XI


Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans completed a dream move to the Ibrox giants last summer – but after an injury-hit debut season the Gers star is going to find it hard to get a place in Steven Gerrard’s new-look side.

The former Norwich midfielder spent almost six months on the sidelines with an ankle injury as the Gers struggled to a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership last season.

With the signings of Jamie Murphy and Scott Arfield, as well as the return of Jordan Rossiter, places in midfield are going to be tough to come by as Gerrard’s reign gets started.

Gerrard also has Ross McCrorie, Ryan Jack, Jason Holt and Andy Halliday to find room for somehow in the starting XI.

The 31-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the side but could find himself having to settle for a bit-part role.

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With Gerrard still expected to bring in a host of new players, Dorrans’ chances of playing could become even slimmer as the summer progresses.

Dorrans is clearly still someone who can massively contribute to the Gers squad next season – even if he isn’t playing every week – and it will be up to him whether he is happy to bide his time and wait for a chance.

With a long campaign ahead, Dorrans no doubt get his chance to play but, when everyone is fit and firing, the 31-year-old will have to watch from the sidelines.

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