Sky Sports pundit delivers Caixinha verdict, shares what must be done for Rangers to catch Celtic in 17/18
By Will Butcher
Andy Walker believes second place in the Scottish Premiership is too far away for Rangers this season but is convinced they are the only team capable of overhauling Celtic next season.
Rangers secured a 3-0 win away at Pittodrie against Aberdeen on Sunday, thanks to a brace from veteran Kenny Miller and a solo strike from substitute Joe Dodoo.
Speaking to Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily Show on Monday, former Celtic striker Walker claimed the nine-point difference between Rangers and second placed Aberdeen is too steep for Caixinha’s side.
However, Walker gave his opinion on Caixinha, and is of the belief that if the Gers have a strong transfer window then they will pose the biggest threat to Old Firm rivals Celtic next season.
“Caixinha seems like a good person, he has an unremarkable CV but he’s got something about him,” Walker said. “But I think catching Aberdeen is too much for them this season.
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“I don’t know how much money they’ve got to spend after coming back into the top flight, but the transfer market is so important for Rangers and I think if they get that right they will be the only team next season that could catch Celtic.”
Rangers reduced the gap from 12 points to nine on Sunday with the 3-0 victory, as they look to close in on Derek McInnes’ side with six league games to go.
The win sees Portuguese boss Caixinha remain unbeaten in his first four games in charge of the Gers, beating Aberdeen and Hamilton while drawing against Motherwell and Kilmarnock.
The Gers are next in action against Partick on Saturday at Ibrox before facing Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final and then again in the league six days later.
In other Rangers news, this Gers trio were the three worst players from Sunday’s triumph.