By James Black
It’s been a difficult start for Pedro Caixinha as Rangers manager.
Finishing third in the Scottish Premiership last season, before the Europa League first qualifying round elimination to Progrés Niederkorn of Luxembourg this summer, has only burned through some of the goodwill Caixinha was extended by the Rangers support.
However, the former Santos Laguna manager has just had his first transfer window in charge of The Gers and is now working with his own players so can have no excuses if performances do not meet supporters’ expectations.
The Light Blues’ board have backed Caixinha financially to overhaul the squad he inherited from his predecessor Mark Warburton after his departure in February.
Eleven new signings, with a similar number heading for the Ibrox exit door, will see a new-look Rangers try to wrestle the Scottish Premiership title from Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles, but has Caixinha added quality or just swapped like-for-like?
Declan John was the only deadline day signing – as exclusively revealed by Football Insider – as Caixinha failed to bring Jamie Walker from Hearts to Ibrox at the last minute.
Here, Football Insider rates the 11 players signed by Rangers this summer, including a 21-year-old who can sweep all before him in the Scottish Premiership and two midfielders who look miles off the pace.
Click ‘2’ below to see the international defender who can spearhead Rangers’ title challenge this season