Dunfermline manager Peter Grant says Graham Dorrans showed ‘eagerness’ to make a West Brom reunion happen at Dunfermline Athletic.

Dorrans was brought to West Brom for a first crack at English football from Livingston, then-Hawthorns coach Grant key in the deal. Now Dunfermline manager, Grant has secured the 34-year-old ahead of Saturday’s cinch Championship opener against Greenock Morton. Grant says he wanted to make sure it was a good deal for all parties.

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Graham Dorrans has rejoined his former West Brom coach. (Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He explained: “I have always said it is worth waiting on when you are looking for quality. We got an opportunity and have been speaking to Graham for a little while now. We had a rough idea that he was coming back and I was involved in taking him down in the first place to West Brom, so I have known him a long time.

“I had an inkling that his daughter had not settled in Australia so once I got the opportunity to take the job, here he showed a great eagerness to come. His eagerness was probably ahead of mine because I wanted to make sure that he was making the right decision.

 

“Sometimes you jump into things just to get straight back and I think for us it was going to be important that he wanted to come here but looked about.

“He has that much quality I knew that there would be other clubs interested.”

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