By Aramide Oladipo
Rangers defender Lee Hodson has heaped heavy praise on manager Pedro Caixinha and claimed that team “thrive off” his positive behaviour around the club.
The Portuguese manager is enjoying his first full campaign at Ibrox this season and he has certainly make an impact at the club, making a total of nine signings during the summer transfer window.
Caixinha’s side have experienced a fine start to the domestic season with a 2-1 win away against Motherwell on the opening day of the league campaign followed by an emphatic 6-0 home victory against Dunfermline in the League Cup.
However, Rangers suffered their first loss of the season last weekend when Hibernian came away with a 3-2 win at Ibrox.
Speaking on the official Rangers podcast, Hodson remains optimistic and he believes that Caixinha’s influence is having the desired impact on the first-team squad.
“The manager is very positive, very passionate and we thrive off that,” he said.
“His passion to win rubs off on the players and he wants us to be right behind him and I think that has shown.
“It has taken a little bit of time but I think we are getting to where we want to be and we can still carry on improving and keep getting better.”
The right-back has featured in every single one of Rangers’ opening matches but he only completed the full 90 minutes in the cup tie last week.
The 25-year-old will be looking to improve on a disappointing campaign last season where he only made a total of 18 appearances in all competitions.
Hodson is likely to feature once more as Rangers welcome Hearts to Ibrox on Saturday afternoon.