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Barisic replacing Flanagan will be a major boost for Rangers’ title hopes

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Barisic replacing Flanagan will be a major boost for Rangers’ title hopes

Borna Barisic is nearing his long-awaited comeback from injury. Barisic replacing Jon Flanagan boosts Rangers’ title hopes.

Borna Barisic got some minutes under his belt for Rangers’ reserve side yesterday as he nears his injury comeback.

Left-back Barisic joined Rangers from Osijek this summer but suffered an injury in late September.

The 26-year-old has played seven games for the Gers but has been out for over two months.

But now, he looks set to make his return in the coming weeks after getting some playing time for the reserves.

And Barisic’s long-awaited return is good news for Rangers, who will want to maintain their place at the top of the division.

 

Rangers are currently at the summit of the Scottish Premiership despite Barisic’s injury.

In his absence, Steven Gerrard has opted to use Jon Flanagan at left-back on a few occasions.

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The naturally right-footed full-back has struggled to impress at left-back and Rangers fans will be eager to see Barisic back.

The Croatia international is more naturally suited to playing on the left flank and he offers quality going forward and solidity at the back.

Teaming up with either Eros Grezda or Ryan Kent on the left wing, Barisic can be a danger going forward and getting crosses into the box.

Rangers need their full strength squad available for the run-in to maintain their title push.

And having Barisic ready to come back into the side is a major boost for Gerrard’s men.

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