'Massive blow' - Rangers fans react on Twitter to key player injury
Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after having to undergo ankle surgery on an injury picked up back in October – and Ibrox fans believe it could change the club’s transfer plans in January.
The 30-year-old key player was injured in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox and has been out of action since but Friday’s confirmation he had gone under the knife will see the midfielder out of action until well into 2018.
Dorrans joins Jordan Rossiter as a long-term absentee from the Rangers midfield which has saw youngsters Ross McCrorie and Jamie Barjonas feature regularly as the Gers are stretched for personnel.
Rangers fans think Dorrans’ absence is a “big blow” for Graeme Murty’s side with one saying the Gers “need” to bring a midfielder in during the transfer window
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Matthew Ross (@MatthewRoss6) December 15, 2017
Dorrans out for another three months after ankle surgery????
— J BoY 8 3 (@Boxing_83) December 15, 2017
Dorrans out for at least 3 months huge blow.
— Dale pow (@Dale1690) December 15, 2017
hink we’ll need to go oot and buy/loan a midfielder in January to replace Graham Dorrans
— Callum (@_Callum1872) December 14, 2017
Dorrans out until March. Injury stems from Killie jobber crunching him during Pedro’s last time. Referee didn’t even award a free kick. ????????
— Merry ChRichmas (@RJB__29) December 14, 2017
Big blow if Dorrans is out till March; need to bring in a midfielder in the window if that’s the case.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) December 14, 2017
Dorrans out for 3 month ????????????
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) December 14, 2017
Dorrans joined the Ibrox giants in the summer form Norwich City and scored twice on his league debut against Motherwell.
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The midfielder has made 13 appearances for the Gers and scored five times in all competitions.
With Rangers enjoying their best run of form of the season, the Light Blues have coped well with Dorrans’ loss but will be desperate to see the former Scotland international return in the new year.
In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson has urged the Gers to sign this £4million+ dynamo who is also wanted by Celtic.