Gerrard gives update on Barisic after injury scare in friendly win
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Gerrard gives update on Barisic after injury scare in friendly win

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has given an update on defender Borna Barisic after he looked to pick up a knee injury in the 3-2 win over HJK Helsinki.
The Croat went down in the final seconds before limping off the pitch at full-time as Gerrard’s side played their first game after the winter break.

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Gerrard admitted he was worried about the left-back but revealed there doesn’t seem to be any lasting effects.
“He had me worried as he tapped the floor about 55 times but I’m not sure,” Gerrard told Rangers TV.
“He looks like he’s moving ok now.”

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Goals from Scott Arfield, Niko Katic and Daniel Candeias secured the win for Gerrard’s side less than 48 hours after their Scottish Cup tie with Cowdenbeath was postponed.
The Light Blues face Kilmarnock on Wednesday but it seems unlikely Barisic would be risked on Killie’s artificial pitch.
The Croatian international has had an injury-plagued time at Ibrox since joining in the summer.

After missing a number of games prior to the break, it was hoped he was ready to kick on and feature regularly.

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Barisic did show some flashes of why the Gers splashed out to sign him and the prospect of another injury lay-off will frustrate fans.
If he does miss the Kilmarnock game, Andy Halliday would be the obvious choice to come into the side.
Halliday has deputised in recent games and has put in a fantastic shift against Celtic in the Gers’ last competitive game against Celtic.

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