The Rangers midfielder was banned for 10 games, seven of which were suspended, and fined £7,500 by the SFA earlier this month after admitting to a string of gambling offences.
The 28-year-old confessed to backing Rangers not to win in a Third Division game that he was involved in last season against East Stirlingshire at Ochilview.
And Gers legend Derek Johnstone reckons some diehard supporters will never forgive the player, who is set to play against Stenhousemuir at Ibrox tomorrow, for that.
But SportTimes columnist DJ feels the former Hearts and Inverness Caledonian Thistle man will be able to cope with the flak and will improve the team.
He said: "Ian has to realise that fans are very, very loyal to Rangers and will be unable to accept what he has done. Some of them are very unhappy with him.
"If he gives the ball away or plays poorly in the game tomorrow then I am sure some of the fans will be on his back. It will be down to him to play well and keep them quiet.
"But Rangers played really well in the six or seven games that Ian was involved in earlier this season and I am sure the majority of fans will get behind him.
"For Ally McCoist, certainly, it is done. Ian has been punished and has served his ban. But I am sure there will be some fans who boo him."
Johnstone has previously claimed that betting on football - prohibited by the SFA - is widespread in the Scottish game.
And he reckons midfield enforcer Black will receive his team-mates' full support. He explained: "A few of the players have spoken out in support of Black and I would have fully expected them to do so. I am sure Ian will have spoken to all of the players in the dressing room and explained what he did. There is great team spirit and unity at Rangers at the moment.
"If a couple of Rangers players had come out and said they were unhappy that he had bet against them to win there would be anarchy. But that has not happened."