RANGERS defender Borna Barisic admits he's 'not happy' at being dropped by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, but insists it's no big deal for him and his Ibrox future.

The Croatian star is on international duty with his country in Qatar and could feature in their two friendlies against Slovenia and Bulgaria.

He's kept his place in Croatia's squad despite Barisic now appearing to be only back-up to Calvin Bassey after a nightmare Old Firm display where he was hooked at half time.

Since that game at the start of February, Barisic has only started four of Rangers' 13 matches and one of them was against Annan Atheltic in the Scottish Cup. But he insists he's taking it in his stride.

Barisic said: "As far as Rangers goes, I'm still playing plenty of minutes because we are playing every three or four days at the moment.

"I haven't played in a few games and I'm not happy about that, but it's not a drama.

"It's been a fairytale for me at Rangers and some things have changed now. But it's nothing terrible."

Barisic could feature in a new formation for Croatia, with manager Zlatko Dalic set to try out a new-look, three-at-the-back formation in the friendlies.

And the 29-year-old would be more comfortable playing as a wing back.

He stated: "Throughout my career, I have played more often in a four-man defence, although I have also played wide with three at the back.

"I have to be honest and say I prefer the second option.

"You have more freedom to move forward and it suits me. The wingback can get up and down the sides and I would be ready to cover that position.

"I can't wait to go to Qatar and play these games. It will be a good test for us and it will be good to try out different formations over there."