By Harry Sykes
Pedro Caixinha has claimed that Rangers’ goal record suggests they should be top of the league.
The Ibrox manager highlighted the team’s haul of 13 goals from their six league fixtures this season as proof of how they deserve to be at the summit.
Rangers drew 2-2 at Partick Thistle on Friday night to climb to third in the Scottish Premiership but two points adrift of leaders Celtic and Aberdeen, who each have a game in hand.
“We have a goal difference of five but still a 2.2 average of goals scored which is very good,” explained Caixinha, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Everything from 1.5 up is good and that means you should be up top of the league.
“The problem is we’ve been conceding an average of 1.2 goals before this match and it needs to be below one. I’m not too concerned about it but I’m working in that direction.”
Rangers took a half-time lead against Partick at Firhill through man-of-the-moment Alfredo Morelos but lost ground through strikes from Blair Spittal and Chris Erskine in the second period.
Erskine’s red card midway through the second period paved the way for a comeback for Caixinha’s side, with Graham Dorrans’ 77th minute strike securing a share of the points.
Celtic and Aberdeen have chances to pull five points clear of Rangers on Saturday afternoon when they host Ross County and Kilmarnock respectively.