Rangers Croatian left back Borna Barisic has revealed that he can’t play on plastic pitches due to the risk of aggravating injuries.
In an interview with Sportske Novosti Barisic opened up on his first season at Rangers. He spoke about being frustrated with his first year at the club, and the role injuries have played in that.
As a precaution, the Croatian international is kept off plastic pitches.

Barisic has been a bit part player for Rangers this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
“I didn’t play at Hamilton because it was an artificial pitch,” said Barisic.

“And I also missed the game at Kilmarnock for the same reason. I’ve been advised to skip games on those surfaces.
“Because I suffered an injury on an artificial pitch, I really don’t like playing on them. The last time when I was injured, I returned too early.
“Injuries happen, but hard surfaces are a problem and we play every three or four days, so sometimes I have to miss the match.”
Barisic also has four caps for the Croatian national team. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
The Croatian joined the club from NK Osijek after impressing playing against Rangers in the Europa League qualifiers. Injury has disrupted him settling in his first season at Ibrox.
It’s something which has been frustrating for fans, as there is obviously a player there. It’s been frustrating for Steven Gerrard too.
But no one is more dissatisfied with how Barisic’s first season has went than the player himself.
“I can’t say I have been completely satisfied with my first full season at Rangers because I’ve had some injuries,” said Barisic.
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