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