Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans is backing David Healy to end his goal drought on Saturday.
The Sunderland striker is his country's top goalscorer of all-time, with 35 in 75 appearances, but has failed to find the target in his last six matches.
He has also struggled to get a look-in with the Black Cats, and did not even make Steve Bruce's squad for their last outing against Stoke.
That has led to question marks over his form and fitness, but his international colleague Evans retains complete faith in his ability to provide a goal threat.
"It is silly really that people are writing him off," said the Manchester United centre-half.
"It is a bit embarrassing sometimes that a lot of people run him down.
"When you look at David's record he is a hero and still young-ish. He is going to be scoring goals for Northern Ireland for many years to come."
Northern Ireland are well-placed in their 2010 World Cup qualifying endeavours heading into a weekend showdown with Poland.
Victory on Saturday would cement their second spot standing in Group Three, with two games to go, but Rangers midfielder Steven Davis will be taking nothing for granted in a campaign which has rarely followed the form book.
He said: "There's not really one team that has run away with it or got a great run of results. We had a bad start and managed to get ourselves back in it.
"We have won four games on the bounce so hopefully we can continue that form.
"Most people probably expected the Czechs and Poland to ease through but from our point of view we knew we were capable of competing.
"There are a lot of teams fighting for those two positions so we've kept ourselves in with a shout with three games to go."