Pundit View: Kris Boyd launches harsh criticism at Borna Barisic

Rangers’ season has withered away in the last few weeks, and club legend Kris Boyd has absolutely crucified the performances of Borna Barisic.

Rangers were knocked out of the Scottish Cup at Ibrox last week, and the chances of silverware this campaign are looking very thin indeed.

A major meltdown would now be needed from Celtic for the Gers to overtake their arch-rivals.

While plenty of players have let themselves down since the turn of the year, Boyd has picked on Barisic in particular, who joined the club on a four-year deal last summer.

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What has he said?

In his column for The Scottish Sun, Boyd said: “I also look at the left-back, Borna Barisic, and see a player who doesn’t want to be at Rangers.

“Every time I see him he just goes through the motions and I don’t get it. Whenever the going gets tough he seems to be injured.

“The best left-back in the building is Lee Wallace and yet he can’t even get into any of the squads with midfielder Halliday the second choice.

“That whole episode just stinks.”

What’s the verdict?

With all due respect to Boyd, he couldn’t be farther from the truth on this one.

Barisic has not had a great first season in Glasgow, but he is an experienced Croatian international with a wonderful left-foot.

While he may not be perfect, he is not worse than Lee Wallace or Andy Halliday, who are quite simply not the standard required to challenge for titles and European campaigns.

Boyd’s criticism of director of football Mark Allen was completely fair, but to lash out at one player when 90 per cent of the squad is in poor form is absolutely ridiculous.