Lee McCulloch has backed Steven Gerrard to eventually be a success at Rangers, in his Evening Times column.
The former Rangers skipper says it’s too early to write him off, despite the Gers looking like going without a trophy again this season.
Gerrard is a winner, though, so the Scottish Cup exit is bound to sting.
“He will be gutted right now, Tuesday night will have been one of the lowest points of his career and he will have really felt it”, McCulloch wrote in the Evening Times.
“They (the players) can’t afford to just let the campaign just fizzle out into nothing. It is now time for the leaders – and I know Allan McGregor will be doing it – to step up and give the gaffer and the fans something back.”
‘There are players in that dressing room that understand the demands of Rangers and the management staff certainly do because they’ve been at a big club for so many years.’
While James Tavernier is club captain, McCulloch has identified McGregor as a big voice in the dressing room.
The current Dundee striker’s coach is only speaking from experience, though.
He played alongside McGregor and Steven Davis during their first spells at the club.
With silverware looking a near impossibility for the Gers now, Gerrard needs all the help he can get from senior players like those two.
Motivation levels must stay high, if Rangers are to salvage pride during the run in.