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In Focus: Dorrans injury is a massive blow to Rangers’ ambitions

As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has received bad news on the injury front after undergoing ankle surgery this week.

What’s the story?

The former Norwich man has already missed almost two months of action after hobbling off in Pedro Caixinha’s last game in charge but hopes of a return anytime soon have been dealt a major blow.

The Daily Mail report the midfielder saw a specialist in London on Wednesday, who immediately operated on his ankle, meaning he’ll miss a further three months of action, meaning he’ll miss the majority of the league season and vital Scottish Cup clashes.

The paper say his projected return date is not until the end of March, with match fitness likely to be an issue by then also.

Bitter blow

There’s no doubting that Dorrans has been a classy addition to the Rangers midfield this term and although the team’s form never really hit its stride with him in the team, he was one of their top performers when fit.

Now they’ve started to string together positive results, it’s a real shame that Dorrans isn’t around to add experience and composure during a busy period ahead.

He could have been vital in matches like the derby with Celtic at the end of the month.

Graeme Murty has had to rely on youth in the middle of the pitch in recent weeks with Ross McCrorie moved forward and Jamie Barjonas given his first start of the season. Can Murty’s young charges produce the consistency required to keep pace with the Hoops?

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