Rangers fans were delighted with the contribution of Filip Helander as they managed to beat Feyenoord 1-0 on Thursday evening.
FULL-TIME: Rangers 1-0 Feyenoord
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 19, 2019
The Sweden international appeared to come into Steven Gerrard’s side at the expense of Nikola Katic and it appears it was a rather inspired change by the Ibrox chief.
Indeed, despite the Ibrox surroundings still being relatively new to him, Helander did not look at all out of place on the field and put in an impressive display.
According to data collected by WhoScored, the Swede managed to make three clearances, blocked one shot and won aerial duels against the Feyenoord attackers, although he only achieved a match rating of just 6.65.
However, Rangers News handed him a seven in their ratings as they were impressed with the defender’s contribution as they also felt he did not look out of place in the side, despite his lack of match action.
Fans took to Twitter to echo those thoughts as well, with many praising Helander for his performance at the back.
Here are just some of those reactions…
Should’ve had the job done at half time. Big Helander strolling it at a canter, good 3 points
— Ben Ward (@Ben10Ward) September 19, 2019
Best man of park was helander out standing performance
— CHAZ8315 (@chaz9268) September 19, 2019
Helander motm by a mile! Thanks for coming, now drop goldson and play helander and katic what the people want.
— KyleCushnie (@kylecushnieee) September 19, 2019
Ryan Jack outstanding.
Alfredo Morelos unplayable.
Filip Helander wow
Steven Davis magnificent
Borna Barisic superb
— Ninj. (@NinjaMan54) September 19, 2019
Was impressed with Helander tonight. Solid performance!
— Craig Pimbley (@CraigPimbz) September 19, 2019
Just back from Ibrox. An emotionally charged night and thankfully a Rangers victory. A team effort but I dig the big swede at the back. Helander was rock solid tonight. That’s what £4m gets you!!
— John Mair (@johnnightmair) September 19, 2019
Greegsy. However helander is the best defender at the club. Solid!
— Stu Robertson (@Robertson4S) September 19, 2019
Impressed with Helander tonight. Looks solid and he’s a unit. Borna looked like the player we’ve all thought he could be. Buffalo had a great game. Could of been 3 or 4 but I’ll take that.
— James Mclellan (@jamesmclellan22) September 19, 2019
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