By Derek Smithson
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has explained that summer singing Carlos Pena needs to understand he won’t get as much space as he wants in Scottish football.
The central midfielder has made a slow start to his career at Ibrox following his summer arrival Mexican side Guadalajara.
He has made just three cameo roles as a substitute so far this campaign in the league and is currently low down on the pecking order of midfielder.
However, Pena did make a positive impact in the last match as he came off the bench to score in a 4-1 win over Dundee.
The Mexico international will be hoping that can help him settle in Scotland rediscover his top form.
Gers manager Caixinha has explained that Pena still needs to adapt to the style of Scottish football and realise he will be pressured in the centre of the park.
“We are preparing Carlos Pena to understand that in some games he won’t get the space he wants,” Caixinha said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “That’s something he needs to adapt to.”
PC: We are preparing Carlos Pena to understand that in some games he won't get the space he wants. That's something he needs to adapt to.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 13, 2017
Pena is an experienced player in his homeland Mexico, but decided to make the move across Europe over the summer.
The 27-year-old is renowned as a combative midfield with good technical ability, but fans have only seen in glimpses his quality as he works up to full fitness.
He is going to have his work cut out to try and force his way into a team consisting of Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans.
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