By Wayne Veysey

27th Aug, 2017 | 9:00pm

Caixinha: It was vital these two Rangers players turned up against Ross County

By Harry Sykes

Pedro Caixinha has stressed the significance of Alfredo Morelos and Eduardo Herrera getting on the scoresheet in Rangers’ 3-1 win against Ross County on Sunday afternoon.

The striker summer signings contributed all three of the visitors’ goals to help ease the pressure on Caixinha after the Glasgow giants had taken just one point from their previous two league fixtures.

Colombian Morelos put Rangers two goals clear at half-time as he took his tally for the club to five goals in seven matches since joining earlier this summer.

Following a 59th minute County reply, Mexican Herrera then came off the substitute’s bench to score his first Rangers goal with a calm slotted finish in what his fourth appearance after struggling in his previous run-outs.

Speaking to BT Sport’s live coverage of the match, Caixinha said: “It was important for Morelos to score again and Herrera.

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“We knew it was going to be tough, It was really important for us to win. We believe, the players believe, and the fans are starting to believe.

“We gave them a bit of momentum and could not handle the ball for a while, so we didn’t control the game.”

The manager was in the spotlight soon afterwards as he verbally rucked with ex-Celtic striker Sutton over the calibre of the team he has assembled.

Caixinha has completely overhauled the Rangers squad this summer but critics have claimed it is no better than the side that had a wretched 2016-17 campaign.

Rangers’ win over County nudges them to fifth in the Scottish Premiership table, joining Hamilton and Hibs on seven points from four games.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist was forced to step in as Caixinha rucked with Chris Sutton in the aftermath of the win at Ross County.

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