Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reveals why £3.5m signing hasn't been playing

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed why his £3.5million summer signing Filip Helander has not been playing regularly.

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Nikola Katic has been in impressive form this season. Picture: SNS

Nikola Katic has been in impressive form this season. Picture: SNS

Since joining last month the Swedish international has yet to make his competitive debut for the club.

However, it has been a positive for Gerrard because the form of Nikola Katic has been keeping him out.

The Croatian has started five of the club's seven games this season, forming a fine partnership with Connor Goldson.

And the Rangers manager has admitted his admiration for the 22-year-old.

He said: "Niko Katic was a player who came at a very young age. He lost his confidence at a stage last season but overall his first season was very positive.

"We love and admire Niko, we want to help grow & develop. He’s taken his form into new season and probably the reason I haven’t been able to introduce Filip Helander."

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