Jackie McNamara has suggested that Graham Dorrans has fallen out of Steven Gerrard’s plans at Rangers after playing for the club’s development side.

The former Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the 32-year-old midfielder looks to have fallen down the pecking order at Ibrox after the arrival of Andy King and Joe Aribo this summer.

Dorrans has suffered a number of injury problems during his time in Glasgow, a serious knee problem meaning his last first-team appearance came back in September 2018.

Having featured for Rangers’ development side on Tuesday (20 August) against Fleetwood Town, McNamara says that the former West Brom star and Scotland international looks unlikely to have any sort of a future at the Glasgow giants.

McNamara told Football Insider: “I know he played the development game, that’s for him to get up to speed if he’s not got other games to play and he needs to play games.

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“It’s looking more likely that he’s not part of their plans with the players he’s brought in. He’s still there, nobody’s taken him yet but there’s still a bit of time to go in for him to go.”


Dorrans has played 23 times for Rangers since joining back in 2017, with his injury setback meaning he made just three appearances across all competitions.

As well as new arrivals Aribo and Andy King, Gerrard has the likes of Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara and Steven Davis to call upon in the middle of the park.

In other news, Football Insider can reveal that the club are to table a shock bid for a Premier League talent.