STEVEN GERRARD is confident Borna Barisic will step forward to take another spot kick if required for Rangers - despite missing in the win over Dundee United on Sunday.

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

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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.

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"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."