By Will Butcher
Pedro Caixinha has heaped praise on Jon Toral and Clint Hill’s efficacy from corners as the duo combined for Rangers’ second goal on Saturday.
Caixinha watched on from the dugout for the first time after being named as Gers boss, and would have been delighted as the Scottish giants secured a 4-0 win against Hamilton.
The 46-year-old manager believes his side’s success from set pieces are pivotal, and is keen to work on them in order to gain an advantage against other teams from dead-ball situations.
Speaking after Saturday’s comprehensive victory, Caixinha told Rangers’ official website that the unlikely combination of Toral and Hill is something he wants to see more of.
“I believe that most of the game, forty percent of the game, is decided on set-pieces so it is important to have key players involved in those situations,” Caixinha said.
“I will play Clint Hill up front when we have set-pieces for sure. We also need to have good delivery and the delivery from Jon Toral was good. We need to keep working on that.”
Rangers secured their 14th league win of the season in Caixinha’s first game in charge, which is their second triumph against Hamilton in the space of a fortnight.
USA international Emerson Hyndman opened the scoring at Ibrox, before Hill doubled the lead towards the end of the first half to take his goalscoring tally to two in two games.
Top scorer Martyn Waghorn scored his 15th of the season from the penalty spot, before captain Lee Wallace rounded off an impressive victory with 15 minutes left on the clock.
The win leaves Rangers eight points adrift of Aberdeen in third place, and a huge 33 behind Old Firm rivals Celtic.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has explained why he thinks Caixinha is foolish.