By Will Butcher
Lee Hodson has claimed Pedro Caixinha’s gruelling Rangers training sessions will pay off after comparing his manager’s methods to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Portuguese boss has increased the work load at Auchenhowie since joining the 54-time Scottish champions earlier this month.
However, Northern Ireland star Hodson stated that he and the rest of the Gers squad are happy with the change, stating that Pochettino does the same with Spurs.
“Different managers have different ways,” Hodson told Rangers official website. “You look down to the Premier League and Mauricio Pochettino – he works solidly through the week and has a day off after the game.
“It just depends on the manager, and it is proven to work. As a bunch of players, if the manager says that is what we are going to do, we are happy to do that.
“Like I say, we have been working hard for the last three weeks now since the manager has come in. The lads are fine with it, and the hard work will pay off.”
Former MK Dons right-back Hodson is yet to appear under Caixinha, with his last appearance coming in the Gers 1-1 draw against Old Firm rivals Celtic under interim boss Graeme Murty.
However, the 25-year-old defender could be in line to claim his first minutes under the new regime as the Gers play host to Motherwell on Saturday.
Fans will be hoping that Ibrox club can continue their impressive form against Motherwell this season, winning three out of the four encounters between the two sides.
A 15th league win of the season will see Caixinha make it two wins from two as Rangers boss, and could see his side go within five points of Aberdeen if the Dons lose to Dundee on Friday.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has revealed that he wants this clever player to be with the Gers next term.