Graham Dorrans grabbed a double on his competitive debut as a Rangers player in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Motherwell and the ex-Norwich midfielder admitted it was the realisation of a lifelong dream to score his first goals in blue.
Dorrans opened the scoring after four minutes, firing home from Kenny Miller’s knockdown, before grabbing a second from the penalty spot after Louis Moult’s thuggish elbow on Fabio Cardoso.
Speaking after the Fir Park win, he said: “It was good. A great win for us as well so a good start.
“It was good personally to get a couple of goals but more importantly to get off to a good start.
“We spoke before the game and knew how important it is, even this early, if we drop points.
“So it was vital we got off to a good start and we did that.
“The manager said during the week we need to just take every game as it comes.
“That’s what we’ve been doing. Today was a tough game but we will move on now.
“It was a good win and a positive but we’ve got another game now that we will move on to.
“I think the supporters appreciate it when we’re winning games and we’re doing well.
“They’re in loud voice when we’re winning games so hopefully we can continue to do that.
“I was excited before the game. It was something I’ve always dreamed off since I was a kid.
“But I’ve been a professional for a long time and I know what you need to do and what it takes to go out there. So I was focused and I was fine.”
Dorrans has impressed since moving to Ibrox and, after successfully converting from 12 yards, revealed he hoped to add more goals to his Ibrox account, saying: “I spoke to Helder last week and he told me before the Watford game I’d be taking penalties then.
“We’ve not had one since but we spoke before the game and he told me to take them.
“Josh came up saying he wanted to take it but I was confident I would score so I just took it.
“I hope [I can add more goals]. We’ve spoken, we’ve got Jacko in there too which gives me a bit of licence to get forward.
“I’ll be delighted if I can add some goals into the game as well.”