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25th Jun, 2018 | 9:18am

'It is good news' - Gerrard delivers Rangers injury boost ahead of new season

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed some good news on the injury front concerning Graham Dorrans.

The Gers midfielder missed much of last season with injury issues, and there were concerns when he had to leave the pre-season tour of Spain with a knee injury.

But Gerrard has confirmed that the Ibrox side are pleased with the results of the scan and the 31-year-old should not miss much game time for the Light Blues.

“We are really happy with the news and what we have discovered on the scan. It is good news” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“He will join back up with the squad when we get home and the physio will assess him and he will have a plan to try and get fit and catch up and be a part of it. The scan was good news.

“We wanted to scan it and take no risks, especially at this time of the year, but it has come back good news.”

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Dorrans missed almost five months of last season with injury problems, and was limited to only 20 appearances for the Gers after making the move from West Brom.

Football Insider verdict

This really is a relief for Steven Gerrard, as he needs all of his experienced players fit and Graham Dorrans is certainly one of those. When he was fit last season he turned in some very good performances, and indeed scored five goals in his 20 appearances for the Gers, but the problem was that he wasn’t fit enough. With the Gers no doubt looking to strengthen in midfield, it will be intriguing to see how often he features for the Light Blues next season, as when he is fit he can be an asset to the side. There does have to be a worry about all of his injury problems though, and he will have to keep fit to ensure that he is still in the team next season. There is a good chance that the likes of Ross McCrorie might have already superseded him in the Gers side, although there could be room for both of them in the team, that will be a decision for Gerrard to make.

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