Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has insisted that he “wouldn’t be too worried” about the Gers’ recent slump and thinks Steven Gerrard needs to be given time to bring success to Ibrox.

The Light Blues crashed out of the Scottish Cup last night after a 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen and it looks as though Gerrard will end his first season at Ibrox empty-handed.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 23: Lee McCulloch of Rangers celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Championship League Match between Rangers and Dumbarton, at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McCulloch believes that as long as the Gers boss is backed by the board in the summer then they will look stronger next season – but admits that it will be a “massive” transfer window for Gerrard and his staff.

“I wouldn’t be too worried,” he told Sky Sports News.

“You’ve got to give him the time. He’s had two transfer windows and it’s hard when you’re in that position to get players out as hard as it is to get players in.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers reacts during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I would imagine come the summer there’ll be more activity as long as the board back him and the team will look stronger.

Want to have your say?

Join our Rangers forum now!

 

“The recruitment has been pretty good so far but it’s a massive transfer window for him and his staff come this summer.”

Gerrard has brought in 20 players so far since taking the reins at Ibrox and with some of them likely to move on this summer when their loan deals come to an end, there will be a need for new faces.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some of the others brought in simply haven’t been consistent enough and that’s the biggest thing Gerrard needs to fix.

There’s no point in going through spells of blitzing teams 4-0 or 5-0 if you then draw the next two.

Gerrard should be given time to get that right but if he can’t then he’ll only have himself to blame.