By Abigail Withey
Pedro Caixinha has strangely admitted that he doesn’t have a clue what position his Rangers side are sat at in the Scottish Premiership table.
The Light Blues are currently positioned in fourth place in the table, below St. Johnstone, Aberdeen and reigning champions Celtic after a mixed bag of results in the opening weeks.
The Gers have the opportunity to fly to the top of the table if they beat Partick Thistle by a four-goal margin on Friday night, even though they could drop back down less than 24 hours later.
Caixinha insists that he will only be concerned with his side’s position in May and has revealed that he only keeps track of his team’s points and goal difference.
“By the end, we will make the count. If the count allows us to celebrate we will celebrate hard but, for now, I will concentrate on it match by match,” the Portuguese boss said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I don’t care about it. I don’t know what position we are in. I know the points we have and the goal difference we have, which I am not happy with.
“But I’m just focused on winning the next game. We have one principle. Focus on ourselves.
Rangers have had a turbulent few seasons after they dropped to the bottom tier and had to fight their way back up to the top flight.
Caixinha guided his side to a third place finish last season after joining in March, leaving them 39 points behind rivals and treble winners Celtic.
The Ibrox side briefly managed to climb to the top of the table at the beginning of the previous campaign under Mark Warburton, but this was short lived.
The next few fixtures will be crucial to Caixinha’s side as they face Partick Thistle for a second time at the Firhill stadium in the Scottish League Cup quarter final just days after their Premiership showdown.
Rangers will then prepare to host rivals Celtic at the Ibrox for their first Old Firm derby.