Rangers central defender Filip Helander has said that he has been taken aback by the size of the club, as quoted in The Glasgow Evening Times.

Helander joined Rangers from Italian club Bologna in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Glasgow Evening Times to be worth £3.5 million.

According to WhoScored, the 26-year-old Sweden international central defender has made two appearances each in the Scottish Premiership, the Europa League and the Scottish League Cup.

The Glasgow Evening Times quotes Helander as saying: “How big the club really is, surprised me a bit. I knew it was a big club when I came but maybe not that big.

“Scottish football isn’t very similar to what I’ve played before in Italy so that’s been quite a new thing. So it might take a few games to get used to that.”

Title challenge

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 21 points from eight matches.

The Gers are two points clear of second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Although the Hoops remain the best team in Scotland, Rangers do have assembled a strong team and are challenging Neil Lennon’s side.

Rangers will return to action on October 20 when they take on Heart of Midlothian away from home at Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh in the Scottish Premiership.

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