Rangers took on Livingston in the quarter-final of the Betfred Cup tonight and it seems the Gers had a new signing going by Chris Sutton’s commentary as “Elmander” lined up at the heart of the defence in the 1-0 win.

The former Celtic striker repeatedly referred to Gers defender Filip Helander as “Elmander” on commentary throughout the live BT Sport broadcast of the game – and fans on Twitter were quick to mock the pundit.

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Jens Toornstra of Feyenoord, Filip Helander of Glasgow Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between Glasgow Rangers v Feyenoord at the Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Glasgow United Kingdom

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Sutton may have confused Helander with another Swede, Johan Elmander, as he butchered the Rangers star’s name time and again.

Johan Elmander was a striker with a number of clubs across Europe, including Bolton, Galatasaray, Toulouse and Feyenoord – although he retired two years ago and is twelve years older than the Ibrox star.

Since arriving at Ibrox earlier this summer, Rangers have yet to concede in any of the games the Swede has started.

He was incredibly lucky to avoid a red card shortly before the break though as he brought down Lyndon Dykes, however, referee Don Robertson waved play on.

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 29: Former Galatasaray player Johan Elmander greets Galatasaray fans during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Galatasaray and Besiktas at Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on April 29, 2018.

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Gers fans were quick to hammer Sutton – unsurprisingly – with one saying Helander or Katic would have made a better choice in central defence.

Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans:


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