Rangers supporters would have breathed a sigh of relief when they found out that Graham Dorrans’ latest injury problems weren’t going to keep him out of action for a long period of time.
The 31-year-old had to leave the Gers pre-season training camp in Spain with a knee injury, but Steven Gerrard disclosed that the midfielder’s latest problem wasn’t serious.
However, the fact that Dorrans has injury issues already into his second season with the Gers will be a worry for Gerrard and the Gers support.
The upcoming season looks to be a make or break one for Dorrans and his career at Ibrox. after missing so much football last season.
He missed more than three months of last season after an ankle operation, and by the time he returned at the end of the season he looked short of match fitness.
On his day Dorrans can be a vitally important player for the Gers, and indeed he managed to score five goals in his 20 appearances for the Light Blues last season.
But for him to be effective he really needs to stay fit, and the warning signs are already there with regards to Dorrans’ fitness for next season.
If Dorrans can keep himself fit for the season ahead, he could well be a driving force for the Gers from midfield, but if he struggles with injury issues once more his time at Ibrox could rapidly be coming to an end.
In other Rangers news, the Gers cannot afford to sign this veteran defender