Pedro Caixinha Praises Graham Dorrans Just A Few Days after Criticism

Rangers captain Graham Dorrans has been praised by manager Pedro Caixinha just a few days after the criticism that he received for the way he has been handling the armband.

Dorrans was accused of disrespect when the midfielder handed the armband to Kenny Miller when the striker was making an appearance from the bench in the recent loss against Celtic. The Rangers manager has had a fallout with Kenny Miller, who has now been dismissed from the club’s first-team squad until further notice. However, it appears thatCaixinha has made up his differences with Dorrans after claiming that the midfielder is an exceptional player and a great captain.

The Rangers manager was speaking after the club’s 4-1 victory over Hamilton during the weekend. This victory was extremely crucial as it helped the Rangers reserve the third spot ahead, but they remain several points Aberdeen and Celtic. Even though Dorrans has been able to make a major difference in terms of goals by scoring from the penalty spot on a number of occasions this season, it has not helped the Rangers make a substantial impact in terms of results.

However, the latest comments from Caixinha is likely to push the midfielder to greater performances over the next few weeks.

Caixinha has had little option but to bring a number of players under his side, as results have been poor and he is under a lot of pressure.“Dorrans is a great player. He is what I call a silent leader. He doesn’t need to shout, just leads all the time by playing football. It’s a different type of leadership that I like. We’ve trusted him since the very beginning and I know what he’s capable of. He can get even better,” said the Rangers manager, whose team are up against St Johnstone in the next league match.