Although the Rangers managed to celebrate a superb 4-1 victory in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Sunday, this was not good news for Steven Gerrard’s team after influential left-back Borna Barisic was forced to be injured.
The Croatian international fell into agony after playing a pass and was taken off the field with some pain, which suggests that he may unfortunately miss the last two games of the season, as light blues seems to end the campaign in the league undefeated.
After the game, Gerard said this about the former Osijek man:
“I don’t know, this is a quadruple topic, there is certainly some tightness.
“It looks a little awkward right now, so we’ll scan that in the next few days. We have 10 days until the next game, we hope this will help. “
Is Barisic’s loss a huge blow?
As Gerard suggests, the Rangers’ next game is only on Wednesday, May 12, when they face Livingston at Almondvale Stadium, although given the contactless nature of Barisic’s injury and how much pain he seems to have had, it would be a surprise to see him again in this season.
The 28-year-old left-back, who joined for £ 2.2 million in 2018, is one of Gerard’s star players in the Premiership this season, contributing one goal and five assists in 30 league appearances, leading to an excellent average rating of 7.35.
That’s enough to rank him as the Rangers’ fifth-best player so far this season, which underscores how important he is to the light blues and is undoubtedly a huge blow that he doesn’t seem to be available for the two-body final. .
It’s a terrible time for Gerard as well, as left-back Calvin Bessy’s second pick also misses the last two games of the season due to a dismissal that leaves the 40-year-old manager painfully weak in that position, which was clear to see on Sunday when Joe Aribo moved there after Barisic was expelled.
Former Hoop defender Mark Wilson was full of praise for Barisic last season, saying: