By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers defender Michael Ball has sent a strong Twitter message to manager Pedro Caixinha after the draw against Hearts, stating it isn’t the club’s way to be five points off the top after just three league matches.

The Gers were held to a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox against the seventh placed Hearts, leaving them on just four points after three league matches.

The club’s current league performances follow a disappointing 2016-17 campaign which saw them finish in third place in the Premiership table and many were hoping for better from the Scottish giants this season after bringing in a massive nine new players this summer.

However after Saturday’s disappointing result Ball sent a message out on his personal Twitter account to Caixinha directly saying he must start playing his best 11 to win and that the current points total isn’t how the famous club works.

Caixinha was appointed by Rangers in March following the departure of Mark Warburton in February.

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Many let the Portuguese senior man off for his side’s displays in the last campaign with many stating it was still Warburton’s side.

However, after Europa League humiliation alongside just one victory from three league matches for Rangers already this season it is clear that Caixinha needs to start picking up results soon.

In other Rangers news, a 10th player has left Ibrox this summer after agreeing terms with an English club.

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