Pedro Caixinha suggests why ex-Rangers players are hitting form after summer exits
By Danny Wright
Pedro Caixinha has suggested that the pressure of playing for Rangers has seen players who have left Ibrox this summer hit top form.
Michael O’Halloran, Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner and Barrie McKay have all been finding the net on a regular basis since they were shown the exit door by the Light Blues, leading to questions being asked of Caixinha’s transfer policy as his side have struggled in their opening fixtures this term.
After crashing out of the Europa League at the hands of Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn, Rangers have won just one of their opening three Scottish Premiership fixtures, with a number of their summer signings failing to impress.
Although the ex-Gers contingent has found their stride since leaving Glasgow, Caixinha has hinted that it is entirely down to them having the pressure lifted off them.
“I wish all the players who left all the best. They are not our players anymore. It is a totally different situation to wear this badge,” he said, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
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PC: I wish all the players who left all the best. They are not our players anymore. It is a totally different situation to wear this badge.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 25, 2017
O’Halloran has arguably been in the form of his career since he joined St. Johnstone earlier this summer.
The winger has scored four goals in his first three league appearances for the Saints having helped them keep up a 100 per cent winning record which is only matched by Celtic and Aberdeen.
In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports pundit has claimed that the Gers are making Celtic a weaker team.