Rangers

By James Black

Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has shrugged off Charlie Adam’s claim that the Gers need more British players in their squad.

Adam tweeted that Rangers need “more British players” as soon as possible after the Gers fell to a 2-0 Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell on Sunday, but Dorrans has rejected that suggestion and insists the Light Blues need players who can win games.

Stoke midfielder Adam spent six years with the Gers before moving south to join Blackpool in 2009.

The former Scotland midfielder made 88 appearances for the Gers, scoring 18 times during his time at Ibrox.

Rangers started with six British players in the starting XI against Motherwell – with another five on the bench – and have had a strong core of British players in the side throughout this season.

Dorrans believes that Rangers’ problems have nothing to do with players’ nationalities but more their mentality.

“We just need players who can go out and win games,” Dorrans said as quoted by the Evening Times website.

“Whether they are from Portugal, Colombia, Brazil, anywhere in the world, doesn’t matter.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re British.”

The Gers return to action against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night and Dorrans will be hoping his side can close the gap on league leaders Celtic and Aberdeen with a win.

The Ibrox giants trail the leaders by six points however they go head-to-head at Pittodrie tonight meaning a win for Rangers will see them close in on one – or both – of them.

In other Rangers news, this Gers first-teamer has attended hospital after the game on Sunday.

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