GRAHAM Dorrans insisted that his double on Sunday in Rangers’ 2-1 victory over Motherwell was a ‘dream come true’.

The Rangers midfielder scored with a deflected half-volley within four minutes of his debut before slotting home the winner in the second half from the penalty spot.

Dorrans arrived from Norwich for a fee of around £1.3 million pounds and claimed that he couldn’t have imagined a better start to life in Light Blue.

‘I was excited before the game. It was something I’ve always dreamed of since I was a kid.

‘But I’ve been a professional for a long time and I know what you need to do and what it takes to go out there.

The 30-year-old was confident that things were on the up at the Ibrox club now that they’d started their season with a victory, despite pressure from Motherwell late on.

‘It was our first competitive game together and we’ve got some new players. We were under the cosh a little bit towards the end and we saw it out well.

‘But it’s something we will work on and as we gel as a team and as we get more games and sessions together, I’m sure that will come.

‘It was good personally to get a couple of goals but more importantly good to get off to a winning start. It was vital we got off to a good start and we did that.

‘The manager said during the week we need to just take every game as it comes. That’s what we’ve been doing. Today was a tough game but we will move on now.’

Meanwhile, Martyn Waghorn, who was left out of Sunday’s squad, has joined Joe Garner at Ipswich Town for a fee reported at £300k. 

The striker was signed by Mark Warburton but fell out of favour under his successor, Pedro Caixinha.


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