Nikica Jelavic praises Rangers defender Borna Barisic

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard brought Borna Barisic to Ibrox in the summer transfer window.

Borna Barisic of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.Rangers defender Borna Barisic

Former Ibrox striker Nikica Jelavic has said that Rangers defender Borna Barisic will be unstoppable for the Gers, as quoted in The Scottish Sun.

Barisic joined Rangers from Osijek in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £2 million.

The 26-year-old left-back has made five appearances in the Scottish Premiership and one in the Europa League for Steven Gerrard’s side so far this season, according to WhoScored.

The Croatia international has had injury issues, and Jelavic believes that Rangers will have a quality player on their hands when Barisic is fully fit.

Jelavic told The Scottish Sun about Barisic: "I know what kind of player you have on your hands. When Borna is fit, he is unstoppable. He is one of the modern left-backs and I expect him to be a big success."

Borna Barisic of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

Jelavic - who is now based in China and is playing for Guizhou Zhicheng - joined Everton from Rangers in January 2012 for a transfer fee reported by The Scottish Sun to be worth £5.5 million.

The 33-year-old former Croatia international was on the books of Rangers from 2010 until 2014.

Rangers are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 30 points from 15 matches, three points behind leaders and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Borna Barisic of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

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