Key Rangers star picks up worrying knock on international duty
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Key Rangers star picks up worrying knock on international duty

Rangers man of the moment Filip Helander can do no wrong as he nods in an Old Firm winner and then stars for Sweden on international duty in a legendary 2-1 win over Spain.

But both the Ibrox club and the Swedes may have been dealt a sizeable blow by the news the centre-back has picked up a knock and has been forced to train on his own.

Rangers star Filip Helander impressed on international duty with Sweden in a victory over Spain. (Photo by David Lidstrom/Getty Images)

Speaking ahead of Sweden’s World Cup Qualifying visit of Greece, the Scandinavian nation’s manager has explained it’s “too early” to say if Big Fil will make the match.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

“Filip Helander (has) run individually in the gym. Some players have been given an adapted training load and will step up gradually,” said Janne Anderssen [Herald].

“It’s too early to say [if Filip Helander can play on Wednesday]. We can’t take it for granted.”

Rangers will be hoping that whatever the case, Helander is fit for the trip to St Johnstone this coming Saturday in the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers also face Ligue 1 Lyon in the Europa League at Ibrox next week.

Helander, 28, headed out on international duty after downing Celtic courtesy of a fine header from a Borna Barisic corner at Ibrox.

The meltdown ever since has been a thing to behold as the Ibrox club are kicked from pillar to post but Big Fil continues to go from strength to strength.

The defender played a starring role in Sweden’s win over Spain and earned the plaudits of supporters in the aftermath, keeping the likes of Alvaro Morata and Ferran Torres at bay.

The big defender has also been speaking about Rangers fans adopting the song Gimme, Gimme, Gimme by ABBA in homage to him.

Filip Helander has 17 caps for the Swedish international centre-back. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

“It was a lot of fun and cool to score the winning goal in such a big match. I rank it very high, it was perhaps my most important goal in my career,” said Helander [Sportbladet].

“So it was a great game to play in and I have never experienced such an atmosphere around a stadium like then. I could not hear properly during the game.

“I heard the fans singing my song, but it’s been quite a while since I sang any Abba songs myself and I may not have been completely sober when I did it!”

Big Fil has also been opening up on reported interest from the Premier League heading into the summer transfer window.


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