BORNA BARISIC admits he is not the biggest fan of playing on astroturf pitches - but he knows if Rangers want to challenge for the title this year, they have to get used to them.

Steven Gerrard's side face off against Livingston on Sunday and they will have to try and conjure up a performance on the plastic Tony Macaroni surface if they want take anything away from the Scottish Premiership clash.

Barisic, who scored a stunning free-kick and assisted another against St Johnstone on Wednesday night, has been impressed with the way his side have started the campaign.

And he knows that can't stop come this weekend. 

He said: "Honestly it is different of course on a plastic pitch and I am not a huge fan but we need to adapt as we have three of them to play on.

"I am very happy with a good start to the season for me but even happier because of the team and the clean sheets with nine points.

"I am excited about keeping this run going. It is very difficult to keep a clean sheet for three games so I am very happy because of this.

"We have confidence from the start to the season but also the hard work and 100 per cent focus we had in pre-season, this sets us up well for the remainder of the season.

"I practice free-kicks a lot, almost every day at training I stay behind to practice and I am very happy to score. I try to improve at training every day, I started pre-season in the best shape of my life and worked very hard to help both me personally and the team."