Borna Barisic and Rangers need to part company ASAP

Borna Barisic and Rangers need to part company ASAP
TOPSHOT - Rangers' Croatian defender Borna Barisic (L) vies with Newcastle United's English defender Kieran Trippier (R) during the pre-season friendly football match between Rangers and Newcastle United at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on July 18, 2023. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

If there’s something we’ve not discussed much at all on Ibrox Noise it’s Borna Barisic and his ‘sickie’.

Yes, for those of you unaware, the Croatian Braveheart claimed in the week running up to the Celtic match that he was sick, and unable to take part.

Rangers manager Philippe Clement knew this was nonsense, and the proof of this was his place on the bench anyway.

If he was really sick, he wouldn’t be there at all.

Instead, it was Dujon Sterling, wasted at LB, who started there, in one of many positions being forced on him at the moment despite his being better used elsewhere.

But Barisic?

Starting in Dingwall and his consequent performance was a sure sign of just how much at an end his relationship with Rangers is.

With just 38 touches, he was removed on 53 minutes, having had no impact in the match. 3 clearances and a tackle was alright, but no more, while his passing was a modest 66%. He made 4 attempts at crosses and 2 of them were decent.

He was about as much as an empty jersey as it gets, but more pertinently Clement selecting him for this one given his cowardice to get out of the Celtic match really was a very, very bad judgement call.

Was it the most horrible display ever? No, but it was a bit of a nothing performance, which sums up his passion for the club and his apathy.

He doesn’t have the heart for the club and has been wanting away ever since he was made the scapegoat for the 3-0 at Parkhead, in which he was hooked at HT. In fairness that was a truly rabbit in headlights display, a diabolical performance, and he never recovered from it.

He’s been unpopular ever since.

But ‘getting out’ of the Celtic match was a bit of a low, and clearly the ‘sickness’ he had wasn’t enough to keep him off the bench.

No, Borna’s Rangers time is done, and he really shouldn’t be getting selected any more.

We’d leave him out the squad entirely. He has absolutely nothing left to offer.

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