By James Black
St. Johnstone striker Steven MacLean has blasted Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha over his comments claiming St. Johnstone and Morton have a similar style.
The Rangers manager had suggested the Gers had picked Morton as opposition in a closed-doors friendly as they closely resembled Tommy Wright’s side ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash between the two on Friday night.
MacLean, however, believes it’s more mind games from the Ibrox boss and insists he should concentrate on getting his own house in order before commenting on others.
“I did have a little chuckle when I read his comments, it is more of Pedro’s mind games,” Maclean said, as quoted by the Daily Record website.
“There are similarities between St Johnstone and Morton as we both play in blue and white.
“I don’t know where he is coming from.
“Maybe he is trying to wind us up.
“He’s doing a good job of it….we are all petrified!
“I think he should worry about stopping leaks coming out his dressing room.
“He is trying to wind us up but we are a bit long in the tooth for that.
“We will take care of our own business and he can keep doing what he wants.”
The two sides are level on points in the Scottish Premiership with the Gers leading on goal difference.
Both sides will be desperate for a win on Friday night when the Gers visit McDiarmid Park as they attempt to close the six-point gap on leaders Celtic and Aberdeen at the top of the table.
MacLean actually started his career at Ibrox, making a handful of appearances for the Gers, but left to join Sheffield Wednesday in 2004 for £125,000.
The 35-year-old forward has scored three times this season for the Saints in ten appearances as the Perth side look to continue their fantastic form under Tommy Wright.