Graham Dorrans says former West Brom coach Peter Grant and Dunfermline’s big ambition sold him on a move to the cinch Championship club.

The 34-year-old midfielder has signed a two-year deal at East End Park. Dunfermline manager Grant was key in bringing Dorrans to West Brom earlier in his career, the midfielder going on to become a hero at the Hawthorns over 189 appearances. Now reuniting with Grant in Fife, Dorrans says the club’s vision was appealing.

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West Brom reunion at Dunfermline. (Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)

He joins after a spell in Australia with Western Sydney Wanderers. Dorrans said: “I spoke to the gaffer a couple of weeks ago and it took a bit of time for me to make my decision. I know how I like to play and that suits the gaffer here — and he suits me. Once we had the chat, I was just looking forward to coming in and getting started.

“I am delighted to get it done. I really enjoyed working with Peter when I was at West Brom and have met him a few times since, and even asked him for advice a few times. I like his coaching style, his work ethic and the standards he sets in training. That was a big part in me coming here.

 

“When you get to my age and the stage of my career, you look for certain options — and his style of play and coaching methods suit me down to the ground. I wanted to be involved. So, it is great for me to know exactly what I am coming in to.

“When I spoke to the chairman about his vision for the football club and trying to get it back into the Premiership, and the training ground and the facilities that are coming, it was great for me to get a two-year deal and be part of that future.”

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