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.
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.
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.
Very good Rangers limbs 😂🙌 pic.twitter.com/whd1xf259g
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 25, 2019
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.