On deadline day, Rangers confirmed that Graham Dorrans had left the club. Rangers’ official website announced that the club and Dorrans had come to a mutual agreement to terminate his contract at Ibrox.
This allows the injury-prone midfielder to move to another club on a free transfer. He will now be weighing up his options with offers likely to come from other Scottish clubs and teams in England.
Dorrans joined Rangers in 2017 but his time in Glasgow has been seriously affected by his injuries. He has been limited to just 23 appearances (and five goals) across his two-year stay with Rangers.
Final day exodus
Steven Gerrard has been building his squad and Dorrans does not feature in his plans. With a number of other central midfielders on Rangers’ books, Dorrans has left to reignite his career elsewhere.
The 32-year-old will be hoping to steer clear of injuries with his next venture. He joins Joe Dodoo in leaving on a free transfer while Jake Hastie and Jason Holt departed on loan.
Here are some tweets from Rangers fans reacting to Dorrans’ exit.
Sad to see him go as a guy but never kept fit enough to play
— Sam (@sjs1872) September 2, 2019
All the best to Graham, gutted it didn’t work out for him.
— Nathan (@NathanC1872) September 2, 2019
Real shame for Graham. A first class player and a first class bloke, sadly hampered by injuries at the wrong time in his career. Once a bear always a bear Graham 👍
— GoingFor55 (@CUNextTuesday14) September 2, 2019
Disappointed. I was extremely pleased when Dorrans joined but ultimately his injuries prevented him showing what he was capable of. He goes with my best wishes and luck for his future endeavors 🔴⚪🔵
— ℛᴀɴɢᴇʀs ℬᴇᴀʀ® (@TheRangersBear) September 2, 2019
I was excited with the signing of Dorrans but unfortunately those who questioned his fitness were right. A cracking player on his day, an honest pro and true Rangers man. I wish him well and hope that he can sign for another club and play the game we all love. All the best Dozza.
— Copland Roar (@CF3Loyal) September 2, 2019
Shame it didn’t work out, would have been a good player for us if injury free. All the best for the future 👍🏻
— Glasgow Is Blue (@GlasgowIsBlue72) September 2, 2019