Rangers manager has given an update on Gers’ left-back Borna Barisic’s fitness ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm League cup final at Hampden – and the Gers boss is “hopeful” he will make the Hampden clash.

The Croatian missed the 2-2 draw with Aberdeen in midweek after being given the chance to rest a foot injury, with Jon Flanagan taking his place in the starting XI at Pittodrie.

“Barisic did a light session today and we are hopeful,” Gerrard said, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account.

“We will give them the best chance to make it and will wait to hear if they are ready to go. The players need to prove tomorrow in training that they are ready.

Barisic has become a key player this season after a tough debut campaign in Scotland following his move from NK Osijek in 2018.

So far this season, Barisic has played 21 times for the Gers and helped the side with 10 assists and two goals as the Light Blues look to end their eight-year wait for major silverware.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 01: Borna Barisic of Rangers is seen after Alfredo Morelos of Rangers scores the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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If Barisic does miss out, Flanagan and Andy Halliday are the obvious options to replace him in the starting XI.

The Gers look a much weaker side down the left without him in the team though and getting him fit could make all the difference to Rangers being succesful at Hampden.

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