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Pedro Caixinha: This is biggest weakness of Rangers

By James Black

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has pinpointed Rangers defending as the biggest area he needs to work on with his coaching staff over the interational break – admitting that his side are conceding too many goals.

Caixinha’s side currently sit third in the Scottish Premiership, trailing leaders Aberdeen and Celtic by six points, and the Ibrox boss believes his side need to improve on their defensive play if they are to have any chance of wrestling the title away from champions Celtic.

The international break has given Caixinha two weeks to work with his side on the training ground as they target a first major trophy win in six years following the club’s financial meltdown.

And now, he has revealed that he makes no secret of the weakness that he sees in his squad.

“I think this is the main point we need to work on now,” Caixinha said to RangersTV about his defence, as quoted by Rangers’ official website.

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“We have scored goals in the last 12 matches, the official ones, and we have won seven, we’ve had two draws and we’ve lost three of those matches.

“We have scored 27 goals and conceded 14, so the difference here and the imbalance here is on the number of goals we concede. That is what we are focused on.

“That is what we are focused on.”

Rangers have already suffered home defeats at the hands of Celtic and Hibs in the Scottish Premiership although, the Gers still remain within touching distance of their bitter rivals.

The Light Blues also face a Scottish League Cup semi-final later this month when they travel to Hampden to take on Motherwell.

A win could set up an Old Firm final in November as the Gers target lifting the trophy for a record 28th time.

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