Borna Barisic hasn’t had many memorable moments in a Rangers shirt, but he produced one on Sunday afternoon at St Mirren Park.

It was so good, that even Chris Sutton enjoyed it.

Gerrard showed faith in the 26-year-old and he came up with the goods. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Rangers star produced moment of match-winning brilliance

The Gers had launched attack after attack at the Buddies defence for the first hour of the game, without success.

Then, Barisic – who had failed to impress from open play – stepped up to the plate. His curling free-kick flew beyond the impressive Vaclav Hladky and into the top right corner.

The travelling Rangers supporters loved it, as did the player himself. He released a lot of pressure with that one swing of his left boot.

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Barisic has struggled for form and fitness during his time with the club. (Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images)

It was also greatly appreciated by the BT Sport commentary team of Rory Hamilton, Stephen Craigan and Chris Sutton.

Ex-Hoops striker Sutton is notorious for being something of a Celtic cheerleader. A high-profile wind-up merchant who loves to stick the boot into Rangers.

Even he had to admit he’d witnessed a special contribution from Barisic, though. He described it as a “top quality set-piece” and a “work of art” from the Croatian full-back.

 

Craigan later chimed in that it was “simply sensational, a goal fit to win any game.” And so it did.

Rangers looked a little nervy at the back in the closing stages and Junior Morias squandered a guilt-edged opportunity at the death.

Yet, it was to prove to be Barisic’s day. A surprise inclusion in the starting XI, he became the unlikely hero on a day when Rangers needed three points to maintain momentum ahead of a huge week.

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