Former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has emerged as a surprise target for a Scottish Championship club. According to The Daily Record, Dundee are preparing an audacious move for Dorrans.
The 32-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving Rangers on deadline day. His contract was terminated by mutual consent after he managed just 23 appearances in two injury-hit campaigns with Rangers.
Dundee manager James McPake played with Dorrans at Livingston and now wants a reunion. He believes the veteran midfielder can boost Dundee’s promotion credentials as they aim to bounce back after relegation last season.
This report adds that Kilmarnock remain in the hunt for Dorrans, although they have failed to agree on terms to bring him to Rugby Park. English side Bolton Wanderers are among the potential suitors south of the border. Dorrans spent 10 seasons in England with West Brom and Norwich and could return.
This move would be a major downgrade for Dorrans – from Europa League football to the Championship. But it might be the break he needs to revive his stalling career. Dorrans just needs an environment where he can get back to his full fitness.
The 12-cap ex-Scotland midfielder might fancy this project with his old team-mate McPake. If he can help Dundee to win promotion, he will be playing top-flight football again. And if he impresses, he might put himself back in the shop window.