Barisic look­ing for­ward to ‘spe­cial night’ at Ibrox

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BORNA Barisic in­sisted last night that Rangers will take care of Europa League busi­ness on what prom­ises to be a “spe­cial night” against Young Boys in a fort­night’s time.

Twelve months af­ter they were un­done by a late Rapid Vi­enna goal as they chased the win they needed to qual­ify, Steven Ger­rard’s side just need a point go­ing into the fi­nal match day to se­cure a spot in the last 32 of the Europa League this time around.

The club’s Croa­t­ian left-back, who got an­other as­sist for the sec­ond of Al­fredo More­los’ two goals on the night, in­sisted they are made of sterner stuff now.

“With 50,000 fans be­hind us at

Ibrox against Young Boys, I’m con­fi­dent we can win and top the group but we need to pro­duce a good per­for­mance and show our ag­gres­sive style,” said Barisic (in­set).

“One point would be enough for us to qual­ify but we want three and I hope we do that. It’s go­ing to be a very spe­cial night for the play­ers and fans.

“Ibrox on a Europa League night is so ex­cit­ing and it will be a big evening for us. But this was a dra­matic night too. We didn’t play our usual style in the first half or as we have in other Euro­pean games and they had a cou­ple of more chances to score. The man­ager wasn’t an­gry at half­time but he said we weren’t play­ing our style and we had to change it and we re­acted very well to get the draw. “What more can I say about Al­fredo? He’s a top player. He scores with his left foot, right foot and with his head. It was a top per­for­mance from him. Al­fredo can only get bet­ter in the fu­ture but right now he’s a top player who not only scores in al­most ev­ery game but im­por­tant goals in im­por­tant games and I’m very happy for him.”

Ste­wart Fisher

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