Dorrans has an excellent attitude, proven by how hard and disciplined he's been in rehab, and is only slightly older than Arfield.Perhaps back up then.
It’s not as though I don’t want it to work, but he gives me the same vibes that certain other EPL players of a certain age have when they came up. That is, off the pace, and showing no signs of making it back up.
Defoe and Davis being the exception because they are of a higher ability imo with top attitudes.
He missed pre season training last year, so basically was trying to play without an aerobic base.
No matter what sport you're in, if you don't build aerobic endurance before starting sport specific training, then you'll always struggle.
In professional triathlon we would work for 3 months, 6 days a week on our base before doing any other training.
Footballers normally look for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Dorrans was lucky if he got a week in.
After he got injured, he put the team ahead of himself by coming back too early to cover the unavailability of Rossiter, McCrorie and Jack and couldn't do himself justice.
This time he's had a proper rehab and after a full pre season training he'll be a huge asset.