BOBBY RUSSELL has said that Graham Dorrans is the right man to lead the Rangers revival and turn around Pedro Caixinha’s side’s faltering form.

Russell, who played for Rangers from 1977-1987, reckons that the goals Dorrans adds from midfield are important in any successful team.

“He has got four goals so far and that is not a bad return from a midfield player. If he can keep that going then he will get double figures, which is good.

“You do need a quota of goals coming from other areas of the team and Graham is someone who can supply that.

“As a midfield player, I don’t think you set targets of how many goals you want to get in a season.

“That is more something for the strikers and the more advanced players to be regular goal threats and try and get a good number of goals.”

Dorrans, 30, joined from Norwich for a fee around £1.3 million pounds and has so far impressed the Rangers faithful so far with 4 goals in 10 games. Russell reckons that the Glasgow-born midfielder is one of Caixinha’s better transfer dealings in the past window, in which ELEVEN players were brought to the club.

“He was one of the better signings in my eyes. He has played at the highest level in England and he has played for Scotland as well.

“He is one that was always going to enhance the midfield area, although I was a wee bit disappointed with him in the Old Firm game. I think he would be the first to admit that himself.

“He didn’t get a lot of help but I was expecting a bit more from him in that game.

“Overall, he has played well and he has scored goals so he can have a big impact in that midfield area.”

Rangers face a daunting trip to Perth on Friday were they will face St Johnstone in a battle to capture the third spot in the Premiership table with the pair joint on 14 points.


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