A pair of Rangers-supporting players have been involved in a horror start to the 2021/22 season for a newly-promoted Premier League club.

Billy Gilmour and Kenny McLean turned out alongside one another in midfield for Norwich City on Saturday afternoon as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester City.

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Rangers-supporting duo McLean (pictured) and Gilmour have both been involved in Norwich’s horror start to the Premier League season. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

McLean thought he had secured his side a point with around ten minutes left in the game but his header was controversially ruled out for an offside.

The defeat was a third in a row for the Canaries in what has been a grim start to their return to the top flight.


They were handed an extremely tough first three fixtures against Liverpool, Man City and the Foxes, and they’ve conceded ten times whilst only scoring once.

Gilmour, who started his career at Ibrox and was linked with a return on loan from Chelsea prior to his temporary switch to Carrow Road [Daily Record], started all three matches in central midfield.

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Billy Gilmour in Premier League action for Norwich against Leicester City. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, McLean, who also spent time in the Gers Academy as a youngster and who admitted last month that it would be a dream for him to sign for his boyhood club one day [The Athletic], appeared as a sub against City and played the full 90 minutes against Leicester.

His best outing of the season so far came in a 6-0 win over an understrength Bournemouth side in the EFL Cup in midweek when he scored and notched an assist.

Meanwhile, a Premier League club are reportedly eyeing a loan move for a Rangers-supporting striker who was linked with a big-money move to Ibrox earlier this summer.

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