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14th Jan, 2018 | 5:18pm

'Big signing' - Manager raves about 27-year-old after Rangers temporary exit

Former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has been raving about Carlos Pena after the on-loan Rangers midfielder made his Cruz Azul debut.
Caixinha’s new side picked up their first win since the Portuguese took the reins when they eased past Pena’s old club Chivas 3-1.
The 27-year-old midfielder was a second-half substitute and was jeered by the Chivas supporters as he made his return to Mexican football after an abject six-month spell in Scotland.
Caixinha was happy with Pena’s debut and claimed he can be a “big signing” for Mexico City-based side.
“The win will give us a great deal of confidence,” Caixinha said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I thought Carlos Pena did well when he came on. He showed he can be a big signing for us in the future.”
Pena exited Ibrox on a temporary deal when he signed a 12-month loan with the Mexicans, which is expected to be made permanent if the 27-year-old impresses on his return to Central America.
The former Mexico international scored five times in 14 appearances for the Ibrox giants after a £2.2million move from Chivas in June but looked out of depth with the fast-paced, physical nature of Scottish football.
Caixinha was sacked by Rangers on October after seven months in charge at Ibrox with Under-20’s boss Graeme Murty handed the reins until the end of the season.
During his time at Ibrox, Caixinha failed to win three consecutive games.
In other Rangers news, fans were unhappy with Michael O’Halloran’s display against Corinthians
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