Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Hodgson keen to keep Dorrans

Graham Dorrans

Roy Hodgson insists West Brom have "no interest" in selling midfielder Graham Dorrans who has been linked with a move to Rangers.

Head coach Hodgson, whose side visit Blackburn on Saturday, is adamant there has been no contact with the Glasgow giants or any other club regarding selling Dorrans. He is predicting Dorrans will become a leading performer for the Baggies after an injury-hit 2011.

"I think Graham has an important part to play at the club. The speculation about Rangers, that's all it is really," said Hodgson.

"We've had no contact with anybody from any other club, let alone Glasgow Rangers. We've got no interest in losing Graham Dorrans.

"You want to keep your best players you don't want to see them go. He's a good player."

Hodgson believes Dorrans can make his mark in the Premier League.

He said: "Dorrans has missed a lot of football since that wonderful season where he became Championship player of the year.

"His Premier League time has been a bit unfortunate in terms of injuries but he's free from injury now. He's playing very well and I believe in him very much.

"He is a Premier League player. There's no question of his qualities."

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