Bolton leading the race to sign former Rangers midfielder

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Bolton Wanderers are leading the race to sign former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans as reported by TEAMtalk via Rangers News.

The thirty-two-year-old made only seventeen league outings for the Gers in an injury-ravaged two-year spell following his arrival from Norwich City in the summer of 2017. His contract with the Glasgow giants was mutually terminated on Deadline Day after Steve Gerrard decided the midfielder was no longer part of his Ibrox plans.

 

The report claims the League One outfit are in the driving seat to capture the signature of the former West Brom man despite interest in Scotland from Dundee. They also claim Dorrans is ‘open’ to the idea of joining one of League One’s ‘bigger’ clubs after the successful takeover by Football Ventures recently saved Bolton from the brink of extinction.

The Trotters are currently sixteen points from safety at the bottom of League One after starting the campaign with a twelve-point penalty imposed by the EFL when they entered administration at the end of last season.


Our View

If Dorrans is fit and can get anywhere near to the form he showed at West Brom and in brief burst at Norwich, then Bolton will have landed one hell of a League One player.

Dorrans has struggled with injury on and off since he left the Hawthorns in 2015, so his fitness is a gamble.

However, in Bolton’s position, it has got to be a gamble worth taking.

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