Ibrox Exclusive: McNamara suggests Rangers could tear up contract of 'good player'


Jackie McNamara has suggested that Rangers could look to terminate Graham Dorrans’ contract through mutual agreement to free up some funds before the transfer window closes.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland star says that the 32-year-old will be wanted by other clubs if he was to be made available, with plenty of competition for a role in Steven Gerrard’s midfield this season.

The former West Brom star’s last appearance came back in October 2018, with a serious knee injury limiting him to just three games all campaign.

With the likes of Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara and Andy King seemingly already ahead of him in the pecking order, McNamara has suggested his contract could be torn up to allow him to move and to get his wages off the books.

McNamara told Football Insider: “It depends if they see value in that (mutual termination). He’s been injured and coming back from that.

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“It depends if they see him in their plans but they might want to try and free up some money for somebody else.

“He’s still a good player that somebody will want, it will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days.” 

Dorrans, who has 11 caps for Scotland, has only featured 23 times for the Gers but has scored five goals and chipped in with four assists in those appearances.

He played for the club’s development side against Fleetwood Town in midweek, joining the likes of Eros Grezda and Jamie Murphy as senior players playing alongside the club’s youth players.

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