Aberdeen striker Sone Aluko has hit out at Mark McGhee for constantly being singled out when the team fail to perform.
Aluko is one of McGhee's key players, but he has come under fire from the under-pressure Dons boss of late.
The Nigerian was substituted in Aberdeen's 9-0 hammering at Celtic with McGhee claiming the 21-year-old had not done enough in the match.
Aluko knows what is expected of him, but he is growing frustrated that only his name seems to be mentioned during the team's struggles.
"I'm always expected to score and create goals," said Aluko in the Daily Record.
"I'm getting used to what the manager says about me every Sunday.
"If the team isn't winning or creating I'm always the one people say hasn't performed well enough."
However, McGhee has attempted to diffuse the row between the pair by saluting his efforts in playing despite not being fully fit.
"Sone deserves praise for his commitment," said McGhee. "He still went out and gave what he could even though he knew there was a chance he might get criticised."