'We were comfortable' - Dorrans delivers honest verdict on Rangers loss v Celtic
By James Black
Graham Dorrans has admitted he was disappointed to lose Saturday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic but believes that with a little luck Rangers could have beaten their bitter rivals.
The Hoops took the three points with a 2-0 after second-half goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths as they extended their unbeaten domestic run to 57 games.
Alfredo Morelos had a gilt-edged chance in the second-half – forcing a brilliant stop from Craig Gordon – and Dorrans thinks if that chance had gone in his side could have managed to walk away with a result.
“We’re disappointed. We stayed in the game in the first half, and while they had a couple of chances, we felt we were comfortable,” Dorrans told RangersTV as quoted by the club’s website.
“They had a lot of possession but we thought getting to half-time was crucial for us, although we are disappointed they scored early in the second half.
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“After that, Alfredo has a great chance from which the ‘keeper has made a good save, but overall, we’re disappointed.
“They have good players, and players who can win games.
“They have managed to get a goal at the start of the second half which knocked the wind out our sails a little bit.
“But, we grew back into the game, we were pushing on and could have got that equaliser with a bit of luck if the chance goes in.”
Rangers travel to Hamilton on Friday night needing a win to keep any hope of pushing Celtic for the title after falling to their second league defeat of the season.
Celtic sit eight points clear of Pedro Caixinha’s side after seven games and the Gers face an uphill stuggle to claw back ground on their rivals.
Pedro Caixinha has now lost all three of his Old Firm games since taking charge in March and Rangers fans will be hoping that is a statistic which changes soon.
In other Rangers news, Scott Brown has made a big claim about the Gers’ tactics ahead of the Old Firm derby.