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Graham Dorrans set for January return, says Gerrard

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that midfielder Graham Dorrans could be fit to play in January after a lengthy injury layoff.

Since returning to Scotland 18 months ago, Dorrans has been plagued by injuries which have limited his appearances for Rangers.

The latest was a knee injury he suffered in the summer, meaning he has barely featured during Gerrard’s tenure.

After successful surgery, Gerrard is hopeful Dorrans will be ready to return to action at the end of January.

“Graham Dorrans is progressing well. If everything keeps going in the right direction then hopefully he will be back sometime between the end of January and beginning of February,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.

“He is a player we need back as soon as possible because he helps us at the top end of the pitch with his creativity and goal threat.

“You could see glimpses with Graham when he nearly came back earlier in the season. But you could also see in his head that the injury wasn’t right.

“The sensible thing to do was to get some help off the surgeon and hopefully that’s all behind him now and he can look forward to coming back and helping our final push towards the end of the season.”