By Amir Mir

Clint Hill has stated that one way in which the Rangers squad can perform under Pedro Caixinha’s style of play is to “change the players”.

The 38-year-old defender admitted that the Gers will need time to perform under the Portuguese coach after two defeats in the space of a week against their bitter rivals Celtic.

Caixinha arrived at Ibrox in March when he replaced Mark Warburton in the dugout after the Englishmen resigned from his post the month before.

From his seven matches in charge, Rangers have won three matches, with their biggest win coming at Aberdeen when they beat the second-placed side 3-0.

Centre-back Hill delivered a damning verdict on how his side can produce better displays under Caixinha, who has come under increasing pressure since the two Old Firm defeats.

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“Generally, it takes time,” Hill told the club’s official website. “You might get a little bounce from a new manager coming in, and players taking that reaction with a slate being wiped clean for everyone.

“But, I do think it takes time for his philosophy to get through to the players. They might need to change players to ones that suit their style.

“Hopefully we’ll have pre-season, the lads will hit the ground running and we can have a better season.”

Caixinha will be preparing for an away trip to Partick Thistle on Sunday where his team will be looking to bounce back from the 5-1 humiliation against Celtic last Saturday.

For the fifth time this season, Brendan Rodgers team got the better of their Glasgow neighbours, who have struggled since their promotion to the top tier.

Over the course of the season, Hill has played 29 games in all competitions for his side, helping his team to 12 clean sheets.

Added to his defensive work, the experienced player has also chipped in with six goals during this campaign, including three in the Scottish Premiership.

In other Rangers news, an agent has revealed that the Gers are to open talks with this international centre-back. 

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