BORNA Barisic stepped up his recovery from injury by playing 45 minutes for the Rangers Reserves in their 5-0 win over Kilmarnock.

The Croatian hasn’t featured for Steven Gerrard’s side since the defeat to Livingston in September and the Ibrox boss cast his eye over the action on Monday.

Barisic has returned to action in recent days as he closes in on a spot in Gerrard’s squad.

Nikola Katic played for 68 minutes, while Lee Wallace got a full match under his belt.

Rangers ran out comfortable winners as striker Andy Dallas hit a hat-trick while Jordan Houston and Dapo Mebude were also on target for the Gers.