By Harvey Byrne
Former Celtic and West Brom striker Craig Beattie has claimed that Ragers fans can get excited about the signing of his old teammate Graham Dorrans.
Dorrans, 30, completed a move to his boyhood club earlier in the month from English Championship club Norwich in a deal thought to be worth £1.3million.
He is one of nine players to have made the switch to Ibrox this summer as manager Pedro Caixinha looks to overhaul his squad and alongside both Ryan Jack and Bruno Alves he is one of the most recognisable.
Now, his old Baggies teammate Beattie believes that Dorrans can be a success in Glasgow and has told that he believes the deal to be a “really good signing” for Rangers.
“Dozza signed in my second season at West Brom,” told Beattie, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Even though he didn’t play much when he first came in you could see his quality and I knew he was a good player.
“With both of us being Scottish I spoke quite a bit with him and I made sure he settled in.
“At that time we had good footballers in there, guys like, James Morrison, Chris Brunt, Robert Koren — all technically good.
“He was only young but he came and slotted in without any problem. He’s really good technically.
“He’s done so well to stay down in England and high up the leagues for so long so it’s a really good signing for Rangers.
“All the experience he has gained and everything that he has absorbed over the last nine years will stand him in good stead.
“He knows the expectations. He’s a boyhood fan so he will go in there knowing what it’s all about.
“I definitely think it’s one that the fans can get excited about.”
Dorrans has spent the majority of his professional playing career in England after leaving Livingston for West Brom in 2008 in a deal worth £200,000.
His career has seen him play 142 times in the Premier League, scoring on eight occasions and Rangers fans will be hoping that experience can help him become a success at Ibrox.
The Glasgow giants will be looking to close the gap on fierce rivals Celtic in the next campaign after finishing in third place and 39 points behind last season and Caixinha will be hoping the new additions can help him reach his goal.
In other Rangers news, a manager of English club has revealed that he told Caixinha to take one summer signing.