By David Woods

6th Aug, 2017 | 12:27pm

Confirmed Rangers line-up v Motherwell: Caixinha keeps faith and names unchanged side

By Harry Sykes

Pedro Caixinha has announced his eagerly-awaited line-up for Rangers first Premiership game of the campaign.

Rangers travel to Motherwell for a 1.30pm kick-off and after signing up nine new recruits in the summer, fans have been keen to know how he’d line his team up.

As it is he named an unchanged line-up from the team that beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 last week.

The team news was announced on the official Rangers Twitter account on Sunday lunchtime.

Rangers fans will know that it’s essential that Rangers get off to a fast start after a disappointing Premiership campaign last season.

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They finished 39 points behind bitter rivals and champions Celtic, but more disappointingly, they ended in third place in the league behind Aberdeen.

Caixinha will be targeting a minimum runner-up spot this time although he’ll be hoping his new-look side can manage a tilt at the title – or at least give Celtic a run for their money.

Celitc picked up a maximum three points in their game yesterday at home to Hearts.

They don’t look to have skipped a beat since last season as they cantered to a 4-1 win despite being without Moussa Dembele and defenders Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko, who were all sidelined with injury.

In other Rangers news, Caixinha has said what he wants to see return to Ibrox this season.

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