Rangers defender Borna Barisic has split opinion with his performances for the Gers since his arrival from NK Osijek – and the Croatian international left fans tearing their hair out with yet another frustrating performance in the 2-1 win over Kilmarnock.

The defender struggled with injury and poor form last season and many thought he’d be on the way out this season but has been handed a reprieve by Steven Gerrard.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Borna Barisic of Rangers in action 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 being hooked at half-time of the draw with Progres in midweek, Barisic retained his place in the starting XI for the trip to Rugby Park.

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With plenty of space to operate in down the left, Barisic never really got going and was let down by his crossing on a number of occassions.

Despite that, the defender never hid and was always bombing down the left on the overlap and offering an option for his team-mates.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him replaced on Thursday for the Europa League clash with FC Midtjylland in Denmark but it seems Gerrard is still keeping faith with him.

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Gers fans on Twitter were left frustrated once more with Barisic’s performance – with one struggling to see why Gerrard prefers him to Andy Halliday.

Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans:

 

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