Umar Sadiq has not set the world alight since joining Rangers on loan from Roma this summer but was handed a massive chance to ignite his Ibrox career on Sunday.
In the absence of Kyle Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos, Sadiq led the line against Aberdeen but was at the forefront of a Rangers attack that failed to turn possession and territory into chances and goals.
That has only intensified the anger of the Gers fans towards a player who has so far flattered to deceive.
But former Rangers striker, Lee McCulloch, has called for some patience and understanding – two things which can be in short supply towards underperforming players – from the supporters.
He said: “I think people should give the lad a break. I actually thought he did OK, especially in the first-half. I saw glimpses from his performance that suggested there may be a player in there somewhere.
“So, I hope that people don’t write him off after one game, particularly as he has hardly seen a lot of game-time. It was a hell of a match to be thrown into, so I’m prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully the fans will too.”
Gerrard is trying to create a siege mentality and Gers fans uniting around a man who is, for this season anyway, one their own might be the way to go on this one.