In Focus: Dorrans is the calibre of signing needed at Rangers

As reported in an exclusive by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are targeting Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans this summer in their efforts to close the gap on Scottish champions Celtic.

What’s the story?

Dozens of points behind the Hoops in the league table and dumped out in both cup competitions by Brendan Rodgers’ men, Rangers badly need reinforcements this summer if they are to challenge for major honours next season.

The Scottish Sun reckon one man on Pedro Caixinha’s radar is Scotland international Graham Dorrans, who is said to be available after two seasons at Carrow Road.

Is he the man that provide the Rangers spark needed to compete with their city rivals next term?

Difference maker?

After helping Norwich win promotion to the Premier League in 2015 on loan, Dorrans signed permanently for the Canaries that summer but has failed to become a key part of the team. That’s not to say he lacks quality, he was a regular for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League after all.

He’s made 20 appearances for Norwich in the Championship this season but has been inconsistent in his form. He did however put in a star showing last week away to Preston, scoring in a man of the match performance that helped Norwich to a 3-1 win. The Carrow Road club are likely looking to freshen up the squad this summer as they look to push for promotion next term and as The Sun reports, that’s where Rangers come in.

A lifelong Gers fan, Dorrans would add passion, commitment and quality to the first team at Ibrox, undoubtedly an upgrade on the midfielders currently at the club.

Whether or not he alone could help close the gap on Celtic is an unanswerable question, but he’s certainly the calibre of player the Gers should be looking at if they’re to make progress in the Scottish Premiership next season.