STEVEN GERRARD believes Croatian left-back Borna made an impressive start to his Rangers career with a ‘very strong’ display against St Mirren at Ibrox.

The 25-year-old was industrious on the flank, linking with Jamie Murphy and sending in several teasing deliveries into the box, including the free-kick assist for Connor Goldson’s header which made it 2-0 on 24 minutes.

Gerrard was thrilled with his overall display but, in an interview with RangersTV post-match, admitted he had no option but to take the player off on the hour mark after he received a first-half booking and Rangers were down to 10 men.

The manager said: “I thought it was a very strong debut. I think you can see quite clearly the quality he is going to bring to our left-hand side.

He gives us the options to also use a back five if we want to use him as a wing-back because he is so comfortable high up the pitch.

“So it was a strong performance but I was left with no choice, especially when we went to 10 men.

“He was on a yellow card as well so I had to make a decision for the sake of the team and that is the reason he only played an hour.

“But it was a very strong performance and he’s going to be a good player for this football club.”

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