STEVEN GERRARD Is Confident Borna Barisic Will Step Forward To Take Another Spot Kick If Required For Rangers

The Croatian converted twice as Rangers clinched a dramatic Europa League victory against Royal Antwerpt last week.

But he was denied a third successful effort from 12 yards as Arabs keeper Benjamin Siegrist made a smart stop to prevent Rangers going 5-0 up at Ibrox.

Gerrard’s side would eventually win 4-1 to take another step towards the title and the Gers boss has backed Barisic to come to the fore again if required this term.

Gerrard said: “I am sure he will put his hand up. It shows that he is human missing the penalty today. I think Jermain Defoe was trying to put his name on it and didn’t really have much time.

“I am sure he will put his hand up. If not, there will be a queue because everyone wants to take penalties and it is a great opportunity to score. I will be disappointed if he doesn’t put his hand up, that is for sure.”

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