Rangers legend Barry Ferguson defends Oli McBurnie's Scotland goal drought
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Rangers legend Barry Ferguson defends Oli McBurnie's Scotland goal drought

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has hit out at critics who have come at Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie, Examiner Live reported.

McBurnie came under fire from Scotland fans after the side lost 1-0 to Slovakia on Sunday evening in the Group F Uefa Nations League clash.

The 24-year-old struggled to find the back of the net despite playing a full 90 minutes and he is yet to break his goal drought on an international level.

McBurnie had he backing of manager Steve Clarke and teammate Ryan Christie and now Rangers legend Ferguson was the latest to share his positive sentiments on the Blades player.

He told Go Radio Football Show: "A lot of people look at Oli McBurnie coming in [as a reason for the defeat]. He’s going through a tough time, but we’ve got to stick with him.

“I thought he worked hard enough, I thought he showed an appetite, he just needs that goal.

“We just need him to find the back of the net. I think when you make that number of changes it can work against you.

“I feel for him at times, I think a lot of the criticism is a joke if I’m being honest with you.

"We’ve heard him speak, and you could see what happened when he scored that penalty last week [against Serbia], there’s a real passion in him and he works really hard.”

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