By James Black
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha accused St. Johnstone of being on the receiving end of leaked team news earlier this week – and Celtic fans have destroyed the Ibrox boss on Twitter.
Caixinha added some spice to Friday’s game by claiming he would change his training times to stop Tommy Wright’s Saints getting inside information on his side.
St. Johnstone boss Tommy Wright responded, calling Caixinha “paranoid” and accusing him of spreading “fake news”, ahead of the sides meeting on Friday night in the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic fans found the whole thing ridiculous – branding the Rangers manager a “shambles” on Twitter.
Here are some of their comments:
I wonder who he'll blame this week 🤔🤔🤔
— Graeme (@RFC_GK) October 12, 2017
This from the man who shared his team selection in advance
— JScott (@JMrtarnowo) October 12, 2017
More leaks than mark fowler's stand in Albert square
— Hibee SN (@HonestHibee) October 11, 2017
The Gers won last May’s clash between the sides 2-1 but Caixinha insists his team sheet was leaked the day before – with St Johnstone training knowing how the Light Blues would line-up.
The two sides are level on points in the league and will be hoping for three points to put pressure on leaders Celtic and Aberdeen before they play later in the weekend.
Rangers striker Michael O’Halloran is currently on a season-loan with the Saints – having joined the Gers from the Perth side in January 2016 but falling out of favour after no-showing an Under-20’s clash weeks after Caixinha took over at Ibrox.