By Dominic Toner
Pedro Caixinha has suggested that Rangers deserved more than a point in their Old Firm clash against Celtic on Sunday.
The Gers’ new manager watched on from the stands as Graeme Murty took charge for the last time as caretaker boss.
They managed to pick up an unlikely away point against their bitter rivals and end Celtic’s 22-game winning streak.
Brendan Rodgers’ side took the lead in the first-half through Stuart Armstrong, who has been called up to Scotland’s senior squad on Monday.
However, Rangers defender Clint Hill managed to salvage a point with a close-range finish in the 87th minute.
Caixinha revealed that he was encouraged with the performance of his new side and feels they could have possibly done enough to win the game.
“We started the game better and finished better yesterday. Maybe we deserved more,” Caixinha said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
PC: We started the game better and finished better yesterday. Maybe we deserved more.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 13, 2017
Rangers will now turn their attention to the rest of the league campaign and Caixinha will be hoping he can get the club up to second.
They are currently third-placed in the table and eight points adrift of Aberdeen, while runaway leaders Celtic are just two wins away from the title.
The Gers host relegation candidates Hamilton in Caixinha’s first game in charge on Saturday, before another home match against Motherwell a week later.
Rangers are still hopeful of winning silverware this season and reignite their rivalry with Celtic on 23 April in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
In other Rangers news, the club’s supporters slammed a 22-year-old after his display against Celtic.