'I don't care about it' - Rangers boss Caixinha makes Celtic admission
By Danny Wright
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has admitted that he couldn’t care less about Celtic’s unbeaten record in a pre-match press conference on Thursday.
The two Old Firm rivals will come to blows at Hampden Park on Sunday in what is bound to be a feisty Scottish Cup semi-final showdown.
Brendan Rodgers and his squad know that a win could take them to within one game of securing a domestic treble in what has been a historic season for the Hoops.
Caixinha, though, is dismissive of Celtic’s record and only wants to focus on his own team.
“We are not worried about Celtic and their record. I don’t care about it,” said the Portuguese boss, as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account.
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PC: We are not worried about Celtic and their record. I don't care about it.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 20, 2017
The Light Blues are beginning to stretch an unbeaten record of their own and have not lost in their last eight outings.
Their win against Partick on Saturday sealed their first back-to-back league victories in 2017 and go into the Celtic tie off the back of keeping three consecutive clean sheets.
The Bhoys’ form isn’t so great though considering their domination of Scottish football this season.
Rodgers and his men have suffered three draws in their last six matches.
The first of the stalemates was the 1-1 draw with Rangers in March.
Clint Hill scored a late equaliser for the Light Blues on that occasion to cancel out a first-half belter from Stuart Armstrong.
Celtic have won the other three meetings between the bitter Old Firm rivals this season and they play each other once more next week in the Scottish Premiership.
In other Rangers news, emerging star Jordan Houston has been called up to the first-team.