GRAEME MURTY has confirmed that Graham Dorrans will miss Saturday’s Premiership fixture against Hamilton Accies as he recovers from an ankle injury.

The midfielder, who has scored five goals in 13 appearances since his summer move from Norwich City, limped off during last month’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox, and the club’s interim boss provided an update in his pre-match press conference at the Rangers Training Centre.

He said: “Graham had a consult and a scan down south. He’s had a positive resolution for us so he can move forward now.

“We’re not going to have to have an invasive solution to it so that’s really positive for us.

“He’ll be out for a period, I don’t know what that period will be. As soon as we get that we’ll pass it over to our media department and then it will come out.”

Murty has options for the centre of defence this weekend with Danny Wilson and Ross McCrorie performing well against Hearts and Partick Thistle recently, Bruno Alves looking to return to the starting eleven and Fabio Cardoso back in action.

Having recovered from a broken nose, Cardoso got 58 minutes under his belt as a Rangers XI beat Berwick Rangers 4-0 at Shielfield Park on Wednesday night.

Murty was pleased to see him get a run-out: “Yes, he played the other day at Berwick.

“His English is fantastic and we had a good chat about his sensation the first few times he went up for a header and his trepidation almost.

“But he got over it and it was important for him to go and get a game, to go and actually see that he was going to be okay and now we can just escalate what he’s doing and take him up to that next level and make sure he’s prepped fully.”

McCrorie will certainly be hoping to get the nod to play on Saturday after he scored his first senior goal against Thistle two weeks ago and was also named Man of the Match.

Murty added: “I trust him, I trust Danny, I trust the players that are coming in, but they know they have to perform – that’s the key thing.

“At the biggest clubs in the world you have to be performing because there is someone right behind you hungry to take your shirt.

“That’s the world we live in and that’s how it should be at a big club.”

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