Rangers fans have a new Scandinavian cult hero in Filip Helander, and they’ve got a new chant to match.
The former Bologna centre half has put in a string of impressive performances, scoring the winner against Motherwell and opening the scoring against Hearts in the 3-0 Betfred Cup win at Hampden.
And now the Ibrox fans are putting the Swedish international’s name to his country’s most prominent musical export ABBA, and the song Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.
The club’s fans have largely had to wait to see Helander work his way into the first XI but alongside Connor Goldson, Rangers appear to have finally settled on a defensive partnership.
Rangers had largely stuck with Connor Goldson and Niko Katic for most of the season to date, but now Helander has proven his ability in big matches.
You get the feeling that once he fully gets going the big Swede can stroll the league in Scotland and Rangers fans are buzzing that the club has a new chant for the big defender.
🇸🇪 Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Helander at midnight! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/1jHxclDvP5
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 5, 2019
Good tweet Mr Rangers, now add Gimme Gimme Gimme to the Ibrox playlist please.
— fras ⁉️ (@frascurrie) November 5, 2019
Got to say this guy just keeps impressing me every time he steps out for the famous 💙❤
— Sean (@broxi18721) November 5, 2019
Great patter pic.twitter.com/AaxJwcGz7K
— Let's Gio (@stuart723) November 5, 2019
Amazing tweet. Will sing again.
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) November 5, 2019
Helander should take confidence from the support he’s getting from the Ibrox legions, especially when you consider how loyal fans have been to Niko Katic.
The Croatian defender does, however, remain very much a part of Rangers’ plans for the future, with the fan favourite signing a new contract at Ibrox last month.