Rangers star Borna Barisic is perfectly happy at the club and insists manager Steven Gerrard has not told him his career at Ibrox is at risk, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
Gerrard spoke about under performing players in his squad last week, warning that will be no room for passengers at the club next season.
They were comments that some took to mean signings such as Barisic could be on the way out of the club after a disappointing campaign, but the Croatian international is comfortable with his status under the Ibrox boss despite being replaced in the team by Jon Flanagan.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the left-back said:
This has been taken out of context. The only truth here is that I have been injured and I have found it hard to get into the team that is in great shape.
We’ve won five in a row and conceded just one goal, so of course it’s not easy to get back into the team. Rangers are a big club with great players and it’s not easy to get back into the side.
As far as my relationship with the coach, it’s all great with me. I had two weeks out because of my injury with the national team. I got back training and played in a friendly match.
I admit it took me a while to restore my physical condition and that’s very important in the Scottish League. Now everything is ok and I feel great. I was on the bench in the last game and we have the derby with Celtic coming up this week.
It seems unlikely Barisic will be one of the players axed by the manager this summer.
When he was fully fit in the first half of the season he looked to be an exciting addition to the team and while he definitely hasn’t kicked on and improved since then, he will surely be given another go of it in Gerrard’s squad.
He’s made 21 appearances in total, so Gerrard obviously has some respect for his ability, and a good pre-season under his belt could give him the platform to impress again.
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