Marvin Andrews: This is how Caixinha has changed Rangers
By Danny Wright
Marvin Andrews believes that Pedro Caixinha has brought a winning mentality back to Rangers.
The former Rangers defender blasted a lacklustre run of form during the final weeks of Mark Warburton’s reign but he now thinks that Gers have a new sense of self-belief.
Caixinha took charge of his first Rangers match last week as they eased past Hamilton with a 4-0 victory after he watched on from the stands in the Old Firm stalemate a week before.
Graeme Murty was caretaker manager of the club between Warburton’s departure and Caixinha’s appointment in a spell that saw them win just one league match.
As a result, the Light Blues lost ground on second-place Aberdeen and the ex-Santos Laguna manager now has a lot of work to try and re-establish that position.
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Andrews has explained that it was obvious to see the difference in how the Rangers players performed when they thrashed the Accies.
“My first impressions of Caixinha were very good. You could tell from the tempo and the way they won the ball back that there was a real determination,” said Andrews in the Daily Record.
“The five games before the new manager came in there was a lack of heart and urgency. It was like they didn’t really want to play. That is not acceptable at Rangers. You will lose the odd game but it’s how you lose.
“When I played at Rangers you had to lose fighting. The manager has to instil that. It was a completely different team against Hamilton – fighting and scrapping for everything when they lost the ball – and I can only speak from the outside.”
Andrews spent two years in the blue half of Glasgow and was part of the side that won the 2004/05 Scottish Premiership.
He also lifted the Scottish League Cup in his time at Ibrox.
The Trinidad and Tobago centre-back played for a wealth of Scottish clubs during his career which included spells at Livingstone, Raith Rovers, Hamilton and Wrexham.
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