Borna Barisic feels Rangers are doing "everything" they can to retain the Scottish Cup after beating St Johnstone 1-0 at McDiarmid Park.

The holders booked their place in the fifth round thanks to a clinical finish from the Croatia international.

And he was keen to stress the importance of the victory for Michael Beale's side.

He said: "It was a tough game, as we expected on this pitch, and it is always hard when you play an away game.

"The pitch was very bad and it was hard to play our style but at the end of the day, we won the game and can be proud.

"We want to get back this trophy and we are doing everything to do that. We know it will be hard and that knockout games are never easy but we have started well and hopefully it will continue like this.

Rangers battled through the conditions in Perth to run out deserved winners despite the close scoreline.

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The 30-year-old's goal proved to be the deciding factor as Beale's men sent 7000 travelling fans home happy.

It was Barisic's first goal for the club in over two years and it could prove to be an important one come the end of the season.

He also praised the coaching style of the Englishman and detailed how the way the Ibrox side are playing benefits him.

"I am very happy because of that [scoring], of course, but I am happier because we won the game," he told ViaPlay.

"Who scored does not matter, but this time I did and I am very happy about that.

"I am enjoying it under the new coach. I know him from before as we worked together. I know the style and everything so I can say I really enjoy it.

"It suits my style how we are playing."

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