Gerrard stressed at the end of last season that Rangers want to do well in the domestic cups again after shock exits from the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup.
They will be taking on Livingston in the quarter-finals of the League Cup tonight at Ibrox and Craigan admitted that it is a massive game for Rangers.
He pointed out that their lack of success in the domestic cups under Gerrard is something that they are keen to put right this season.
However, he conceded that Gerrard’s criticism of Rangers’ defending and the performances of some of the players will only add extra pressure on the team before they take on Livingston tonight.
Craigan said on the Go Radio Football Show: “It does [mean a big deal to Rangers].
“It’s something that has eluded them during Steven Gerrard’s tenure is getting domestic cups so all emphasis and focus is on it.
“It was interesting to hear Steven Gerrard’s comments after the game on Sunday.
“He said flaky defending and vulnerable players and I am sure that went down well in the dressing room.
“That just adds another little bit of pressure on them.”
Rangers are top of the Scottish Premiership table but their focus is on reaching the last four of the Scottish League Cup tonight.