Rangers defender Borna Barisic has admitted that it was a “very special moment” for him as he scored his first goal for the club with a stunning free-kick in the 1-0 win over St. Mirren.

The Croatian left-back was making his first start since the win over Kilmarnock and put in a decent performance as the Gers found it difficult in the scorching Paisley sunshine.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Borna Barisic of Rangers vies with Chris Kane of St Johnstone during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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His 59th-minute free-kick was enough to seal the points and the defender insisted that he was happier to have won than scored.

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“Very special moment for me,” Barisic told Rangers TV.

“I’m very happy because I scored a goal but happier we won and got three points at a hard place.


“It was very difficult for us, especially because of the weather and everywhere we go everyone plays 100% so it is never easy but the most important thing is three points and we came through.”


Since arriving from NK Osijek last summer, Barisic’s form has been nowhere near consistent enough and has led to Jon Flanagan forcing his way back into the side.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Adam Armstrong of Blackburn Rovers challenges Allan McGregor and Borna Barisic of Rangers during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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After the former Liverpool star sat out today’s game, it’ll be interesting to see how Gerrard’s side line up against Legia on Thursday night.

With Andy Halliday also in the mix, Barisic’s goal could just be the moment that helps turn his Rangers career around.

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