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Norwich City transfer rumours: Rangers spying mission on Graham Dorrans

PUBLISHED: 09:16 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 28 April 2017

Graham Dorrans was on target at Preston. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Graham Dorrans was on target at Preston. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Scottish giants Rangers are reportedly ready to offer Graham Dorrans an escape route from Carrow Road this summer.

The Scottish Sun report on Friday the boyhood Gers fan is a target for recently-appointed Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha. Former City loan striker Jonatan Johansson is part of Caixinha’s backroom team and was at Preston on Easter Monday to watch Dorrans score in a 3-1 Championship win at Deepdale.

The 29-year-old was heavily touted with a return to Glasgow last summer before extending his Norwich contract, but according to Scottish media could be surplus to requirements despite having two years left on his existing City deal.

Graham Dorrans was reportedly watched by Rangers at Preston. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Graham Dorrans was reportedly watched by Rangers at Preston. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich’s new sporting director Stuart Webber will appoint a head coacch at the end of the season to oversee a major rebuilding job to a squad who have fallen short in the Championship promotion stakes this campaign.

Dorrans is expected to be involved in Friday’s home league game against Chris Hughton’s Brighton after an injury-hit campaign. The midfielder’s Preston appearance was only his second start since injuring his ankle at Aston Villa after a long lay-off with knee ligament damage sustained at Reading on Boxing Day.

Former Norwich coach Gary Holt is on Sligo's radar. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Former Norwich coach Gary Holt is on Sligo's radar. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Meanwhile, former Norwich player and coach Gary Holt is being touted with a return to management at League of Ireland Sligo Rovers.

The Irish Sun claim the 44-year-old, who left Alex Neil’s backroom staff last summer at Carrow Road, is on a four-man shortlist to replace Dave Robertson along with ex-Hartlepool manager Craig Hignett, former Linfield boss Warren Feeney and current Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle.

Holt managed Falkirk in the Scottish Championship before returning to his former club, initially as part of the Canaries’ academy set-up, prior to stepping up to work alongside Neil at first team level.

Ex-City academy defender Kyle McFadden is part of the Sligo squad, who currently sit second bottom in the Premier Division after picking up eight points from their opening nine league games.

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