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26th Oct, 2017 | 7:18am

Caixinha makes big claim after Rangers draw against Kilmarnock

By James Black

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha insists he is still the right man to take Rangers forward – despite struggling to a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

The Gers took a first-half lead through Jason Holt before a bonkers ending saw Eduardo Herrera win a 90th-minute penalty, Ryan Jack get sent off, Daniel Candeias miss a penalty and then Kilmarnock storming up the pitch and equalising.

The result leaves Caixinha’s side eight points off Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic but the former Santos Laguna managers made the big claim that he can still take the Gers forward.

“I am strong enough to take things forward and always look to put things in the right place,” Caixinha said as quoted by the BBC.

Rangers are now fourth in the table ahead of their trip to Edinburgh on Saturday to face Hearts at their temporary Murrayfield home.

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Caixinha was forced to watch the action from the Ibrox director’s box as he served a one-match ban picked up after his dismissal during the League Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell on Sunday.

Defeat against Hearts would surely make Caixinha’s position untenable as Rangers continue to struggle to return to where they were prior to the club’s financial meltdown of 2012.

When asked if he worried about his future as Rangers boss, Caixinha said he was more concerned with getting in to Rangers’ Auchenhowie training ground in the morning, saying:

“No, I am just worried about getting in in the morning and doing my very best and keep looking forward as usual.”

Caixinha was only appointed Rangers manager in March after replacing Mark Warburton.

In other Rangers news, Kris Boyd tore into Caixinha after the defeat against Motherwell.

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