Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to tell Borna Barisic to take advantage of Jon Flanagan’s latest injury and finally make the step up they have been keen for him to make.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) September 5, 2019
The former Liverpool defender had to undergo the knife once again a couple of months after a hernia operation ruled him out of the opening stages of the Scottish Premiership campaign.
Flanagan appears to have become Steven Gerrard’s first choice in terms of selecting his left-back, as the 26-year-old has made five appearances since becoming available (Transfermarkt).
The defender was also singled out for praise from his manager in the club’s most recent defeat against Old Firm rivals Celtic last weekend as the only individual that could hold their head high.
However, it would appear Rangers fans want Barisic to also be in a similar position to Flanagan and many of them have called on him to make an impression whilst his team-mate has to spend time on the treatment table.
The Croatia international would appear to be the next best option for the Light Blues to fill in at left-back and could have the perfect opportunity to build on the five appearances he has already made so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Here are some of their reactions…
Barisic needs to take this opportunity now & go out and show how good he is
— jay redfern (@jayredfern11) September 5, 2019
I’ve been saying for months Barisic is the best left back we have. With Flanagan’s injury I assume now he’ll get a good run of games.
— andrew gebbie (@andygebb) September 5, 2019
Kinda got to feel this is a do or die for Barisic now. It's always been his jersey to win but now he's going to have an extended period in the team to prove it https://t.co/ScBbZNs9nY
— Rossco (@rsjh0501) September 5, 2019
With Flannigan injured it's time for Barisic to step up and show he can fill the jersey.
— bigrabsays (@bigrabsays) September 5, 2019
I hope we don’t regret giving Barisic more time to settle and prove himself, and subsequently seeing Greg Taylor sign for them. This is the kind of opportunity Barisic needs to grab with two hands.
— Copland Roar (@CF3Loyal) September 5, 2019
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Unfortunate for JF, but do agree Borna surely on last chances to show, but could be ideal for him.
Last couple of games were looking more towards an improvement. He’ll likely have a few mediocre games, but anything like another Killie showing and he’s done.
— Sir M Elliott (@wee_mic) September 5, 2019