According to reports, released Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans is edging closer to a Kilmarnock switch (Daily Record).

The experienced midfielder has been released from his Rangers contract as a move to new surroundings seemingly nears.

Dorrans needs a new home. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He has been plagued with injury since his move from Norwich City in 2017, playing three times last season.

With that in mind, how wise is a Kilmarnock move for the 32-year-old?


Dorrans is a big risk for Kilmarnock

Plenty of Rangers fans have sympathy for Dorrans. He is a great player on his day, but injury has effectively killed his Ibrox stint.

Dorrans was well liked by Rangers fans. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s no denying his quality though. Dorrans is a 12-cap Scotland international who has played 142 Premier League games (Transfermarkt).

A great passer of the ball, Dorrans can slow down and speed up a game at will from the centre of the park. He also has end product, netting 57 times and assisting on 41 occasions throughout his career.

This sounds like a brilliant signing for Kilmarnock, but his injury record of late must be taken into consideration. The 32-year-old missed over 50 games with injury last term (Transfermarkt).

Dorrans is a Kilmarnock gamble if he does indeed move to Rugby Park. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The season before that, Dorrans missed 25 games (Transfermarkt). Overall he has featured 23 times over the past two seasons and hasn’t featured at all this term.

He’ll have been on decent wages at Rangers and will likely demand good wages from a club the size of Killie. When more urgent recruits are needed in other areas, for example the striker department, is Dorrans worth the wage?

When fit, the released Rangers midfielder would add class to Killie, possibly even becoming their best player. Whether he is fit is another question though, making this signing a big gamble if it comes off.

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