RANGERS have received a fitness boost ahead of the new campaign with the news that Graham Dorrans will be available for pre-season training later this summer.

The midfielder was forced off in the first half of the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen on Tuesday night.

Interim boss Jimmy Nicholl confirmed after the game that Dorrans was on crutches with suspected knee ligament damage.

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But it is understood the injury won't prevent him from reporting for training with Steven Gerrard's squad next month or playing in the Europa League qualifiers should Rangers earn a spot.

Dorrans missed several months of his debut Gers campaign with an ankle injury.

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The 30-year-old looks set to avoid another long-term absence, however, as he bids to make an impact under Gerrard's guidance next term.