Rangers fans have taken to social media to heap praise on Borna Barisic for his display in their side’s 1-0 win over St. Mirren on Wednesday night.
The Gers had to grit their teeth through long spells of frustration against the Saints, managing just five shots on target despite having 63% possession, as per the BBC.
But it was Barisic who provided the spark for their winner, providing the assist needed for Jermain Defoe to open the scoring – the Croatian’s 14th of the season.
And many supporters agreed, taking to social media to dish out plaudits left, right, and centre.
Barisic’s performance was made all the more impressive by the absence of skipper James Tavernier.
Without his captain sharing attacking duties on the other flank, the 27-year-old really stepped up to the plate, and while this won’t be a game that lives long in the memory at Ibrox, this is exactly the type of game that the Gers need to scrape through with all three points if they are to become champions.
Barisic was instrumental in making that happen tonight.
Here are some of the best tweets from jubilant fans…
Barisic was best player on pitch but the boring to watch apart from goal 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Adamski gaming (@Adamskigaming55) January 22, 2020
Borna Barisic's left peg
— Colin Graham (@ColinGraham9) January 22, 2020
Really is mental how much Borna Barisic has came on.
— Dan (@ScranielAgger) January 22, 2020
Barisic has been absolutely top notch
— Royalnavy2704⚓ (@unbawmcgaw) January 22, 2020
Another assist for Borna 😍 pic.twitter.com/7S9sZ0DaOk
— Raborna Barisic 🇭🇷 (@robertmcnaught) January 22, 2020
Barisic is an absolute wizard. Sweetest left peg in the SPFL by a country mile.
— Borna Barištaunch (@BornaPeg) January 22, 2020
Borna Barisic is some some player. Bet he’s playing in the premier league soon. Rangers will get 20 mill for him.
— R P (@rossparlane) January 22, 2020