Hodgson plans to keep Dorrans
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has no plans to sell Graham Dorrans in January after the midfielder was linked with a move to Rangers.
Last Updated: 16/12/11 10:09am
West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson has no plans to sell Graham Dorrans in January after the midfielder was linked with a move to Rangers.
Dorrans has started only five games in the Premier League this season and has endured an injury-hit 2011 at The Hawthorns.
The Scotland international was recently mooted as a target for Rangers, but Hodgson says there has been no contact with the SPL champions.
Hodgson said: "I think Graham has an important part to play at the club. The speculation about Rangers, that's all it is really.
"We've had no contact with anybody from any other club, let alone Glasgow Rangers. We've got no interest in losing Graham Dorrans.
"You want to keep your best players, you don't want to see them go. He's a good player."
Hodgson believes Dorrans can make his mark in the Premier League after struggling to replicate the form he displayed during the Baggies' promotion-winning campaign in 2009/10.
He added: "Dorrans has missed a lot of football since that wonderful season where he became Championship player of the year.
"His Premier League time has been a bit unfortunate in terms of injuries but he's free from injury now. He's playing very well and I believe in him very much.
"He is a Premier League player. There's no question of his qualities."