Rangers fans are concerned about options on the left side of defence after Borna Barisic was ruled out until January with a muscle injury sustained in yesterday’s clash away to St Johnstone.
The 26-year-old limped off in the first half against the Perth side, with manager Steven Gerrard confirming after the match that he will not take part in first-team action until after the mid-season winter break in January.
It’s a real concern considering Jon Flanagan has shown poor form of late and Lee Wallace is nowhere near full match fitness.
With huge games against Hibernian and Celtic this week, losing Barisic couldn’t be happening at a worse time.
It’s the third time this season that the Croatian has picked up an injury and some supporters are now growing worried he will be an injury prone signing.
Hopefully he can put these fitness issues behind him in the new year and fully reach his potential.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation…
Only thing worse than working tomorrow is Borna Barisic going off injured ????
— Darren McGill (@Darren_McGill9) December 23, 2018
We hugely missed Jack, McAuley and Arfield today.
Barisic getting injured is a huge worry.
Grezda underperforming in another huge worry, 3m should get you a player who destroys teams like St Johnstone in his first season.
— ⚫️⚫️ BarišićLOYAL (@weepaljoe_) December 23, 2018
Barisic being injured again is frustrating. The number of injuries we have is concerning, does Gerrard need to change our style & approach?
— Bear from the North (@Northernger) December 23, 2018
We're just never gonnae see Barisic are we. One of those players who only shows us enough of his genius to frustrate the hell out us when he's perma-injured. So the club's got that covered – we don't need to re-sign Stevie Naismith next month.
— Alex Anderson (@FatEck) December 23, 2018
Barisic has made such a difference down that left hand side since he’s returned. Big blow that he’s injured again, things just going from bad to worse.
— Kirsten ???????? (@kirsten93_) December 23, 2018
Barisic now injured as well. I'd rather we had no luck than this.
— RT (@Rt_415) December 23, 2018
Barisic injured and it seems he's been sidelined until January. Our bad luck has no limits
— Raúl Sánchez (@raulsdf) December 23, 2018