By Danny Wright

3rd Nov, 2017 | 12:29pm

Murty confirms Rangers key player injury blow for clash v Partick, duo poised for return

By Danny Wright

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty has confirmed that Graham Dorrans is not fit to return from injury against Partick on Saturday.

Dorrans, 30, missed last week’s win against Hearts with a knee injury and although he was tipped to return to action when the Jags travel to Ibrox, it seems that he will now be spending further time on the sidelines.

The Scottish midfielder has been a key player in the Gers starting line-up since moving to Glasgow from Norwich in the summer, making 13 appearances across all competitions and scoring five goals in the process.

Caretaker boss Murty has confirmed some good news for the Partick clash though, with duo Jak Alnwick and Bruno Alves both back in contention to return to action against Alan Archibald’s side.

“We have a few players out and have some available. Jak Alnwick and Bruno Alves are back available, however Graeme [sic] Dorrans will miss out,” said Murty in his pre-match press conference on Friday, as quoted by the Gers’ official Twitter account.

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Rangers can potentially move up to third in the Premiership standings with a win against Partick this weekend.

The Jags are currently struggling towards the bottom of the table, just two points clear of the drop zone, meaning that they would have to get a positive result if they want to remain out of it come the end of this match week.

In other Rangers news, Thistle boss Archibald has claimed that this Gers player surprises him every time he sees him play.

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