Rangers striker Kenny Miller has told the Glasgow Evening Times that Lee McCulloch can win over the disappointed factions of Rangers support.
The Light Blues captain has been the subject of criticism of late due to his poor performances at the heart of the Rangers defence and was booed by parts of the Ibrox crowd after a mistake allowed Falkirk to score in last weekend’s 2-2 draw.
Other groups of fans then clapped the player in response, but McCulloch still has a lot to do to redeem himself after the needless sending off against Hearts which saw Rangers’ threadbare defensive options stretched even further.
Despite the indifferent period of form, Miller has backed McCulloch to bounce back and play a major part in the play-offs, as the experienced pair aim to get Rangers back into the Scottish Premiership.
"Listen, guys like myself, Boydy and Jig are experienced enough and have been at the club long enough to know the frustrations that can come over the fans,” he said.
"It can happen at any football club, not just Rangers. Obviously the fans were just letting their feelings known.
"Over the next four weeks hopefully we can produce some performances and get the results we require that help us get back to where we belong. I am sure Lee will be a big part of that."
Rangers did have their fate in their own hands going into the match against Falkirk, but the disappointing draw has given Hibernian the advantage going into the final round of games at the weekend.
It is likely that McCulloch will start the game, as Stuart McCall continues to put his faith in the experienced defender, but it is possible that Darren McGregor is moved inside from right-back and Robbie Crawford comes into the wide defensive role.