Rangers fans following the career of Norwich City loanee Billy Gilmour may have got defensive as clips of the Chelsea kid being told to return to Stamford Bridge surfaced online.

The talented ex-Gers Academy midfielder was targeted by frustrated Canaries fans after they were humbled 3-0 by Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.

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That’s despite the fact Billy Gilmour was probably a struggling Norwich side’s best player as the relegation fodder inch closer to what feels like their demotion destiny.

But clearly, Billy’s status as a prominent loan player has resulted in the 20-year-old Scotland international midfielder somehow being scapegoated by bitter Norwich fans.

The clip in question contains some strong language as Norwich tell ex-Rangers kid Billy Gilmour – in no-uncertain terms – to return back to Chelsea ahead of the January window.

But statistics from the game show that Billy Gilmour was amongst Norwich City’s best players and the least of the relegation-bound club’s problems.

Norwich City are rooted to the bottom of the English Premier League and despite shipping out Daniel Farke for Dean Smith their form continues to struggle.

Winning only twice this season, Norwich currently sit bottom, three points from safety having played two more games than 17th place Watford.

Whilst the team’s form has struggled, Billy Gilmour is now getting a game at Norwich under Dean Smith having found minutes hard to come by under Daniel Farke

Back then, Chelsea were reportedly musing over recalling the midfielder with Rangers extensively linked with a loan move ahead of the second half of the season.

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Despite this, Chelsea were adamant only last week that Billy Gimour would finish the season at Carrow Road after a challenging campaign over the piece.

But perhaps this chanting could make both Chelsea and Billy Gilmour think twice, with Rangers waiting in the wings to potentially offer the boyhood bluenose a chance at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, one leading Premiership manager has given an update regarding a Rangers-linked star.

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