Rangers fans will soon change their mind about Sam Lammers is he continues to score goals like he did against Dundee, according to Willie Miller.
Lammers, 26, scored an impressive goal in the Gers’ win at Dens Park on Wednesday night after he smashed it in off the crossbar in the 74th minute.
The Dutch forward has been widely criticised since his summer move from Atalanta but BBC pundit Miller believes that the supporters will change their tune if he continues to do what he did on Tayside.
Speaking on Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland Extra on Wednesday night (1 November, 10:24pm), Miller said: “Keep doing that and you’ll be ok and the fans will definitely change their mind and get right behind you and on your side.
“It was a fabulous strike, wasn’t it.”
Billy Dodds was also wowed by Lammers.
“It wasn’t the best lay-off, but Lammers leaves two players for dead. What a hit, it’s a rocket.
“He’s had a hard time recently, but my word, he’s answered the Rangers fans there.”
Let’s face it, one goal against Dundee when Rangers are already two goals ahead isn’t going to sway the majority of the fans in your favour.
Lammers has done very, very little of note since his £3.5million move from Italy in the summer transfer window.
His finishing has been woeful, his work rate has been poor and he just looks like someone who hasn’t been enjoying lifer in Glasgow.
Michael Beale won’t have helped with his rubbish management but Philippe Clement has kept the faith in Lammers.
The Dutchman has started every one of Clement’s games in charge so far and finally, he repaid some of that faith with a good goal at Dens on Wednesday.
Is it retribution? Or is it just a one-off?
We’ll see in the coming weeks but if it was down to us, we wouldn’t be rushing to name Lammers in the starting line-up to face Hearts in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals at Hampde on Sunday.