Rangers Keen on Dorrans Swoop

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: January 1 2012, 11:20 GMT

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has confirmed his interest in West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans.

Graham Dorrans: Linked with a possible Rangers move

Dorrans' future at the Hawthorns has been the subject of conjecture with the Scotland international struggling to nail down a regular place in Roy Hodgson's starting XI.

The former Livingston man has been linked with a move to Ibrox as a possible makeweight in a deal for Gers striker Nikica Jelavic after Hodgson cast an eye over the Croatia international during the midweek Old Firm clash with Celtic.

McCoist, who does not want to lose Jelavic, is determined to bolster his squad in this month's transfer window and he admits Dorrans is on his list of targets.

"He [Dorrans] is a player I like," McCoist told the Sunday Mail. "There has been no contact between the clubs but I like him."

Asked if any deal would be permanent or whether a loan would be possible, McCoist replied: "No idea."

McCoist has revealed he has been promised some money to spend by Rangers owner Craig Whyte from any funds he makes from depatures at Ibrox.

"Craig has told me I'll get some of the money if players go," added McCoist. "He hasn't put a figure on it. You can't because you don't know the fee that will come in.

"But I have been told if players leave I will get some of the money. I would hope that would allow me to buy a player who would animate the support because they need a boost as well.

"I have a few players in my sights whom I think would animate them.

"It is an important window for us. Only time will tell how important.

"If it happens, fantastic, if it doesn't happen then we have to get on with it.

"I would not be throwing my toys out of the pram. We have good players, although the loan market is an avenue I wouldn't be scared to go down.

"Walter Smith did some great business in the last window that way."