Pedro Caixinha makes suggestion about Rangers squad
By James Black
Pedro Caixinha has suggested that his Rangers squad is still not quite up to the level he wants it to be at as pressure builds over the Portuguese manager’s future at Ibrox.
Caixinha saw his side lose 2-0 to Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup semi-final on Sunday as they kept up their unwanted record of failing to record three consecutive wins since he was appointed as manager in March.
The Gers currently sit six points off Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic and Aberdeen and were knocked out of the Europa League at the first qualifying round to Progres in the summer.
Caixinha oversaw a huge turnaround of players over the summer with 12 players leaving and 11 joining the Ibrox giants as he rebuilt the squad he inherited from Mark Warburton.
“How many transfer windows have we used since we arrived here?” Caixinha asked a media conference on Monday, as quoted by STV. “One.”
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“Do you think we have everything we want it to be, not only regarding the squad but in the whole structure of the club?
“You have your answer there.”
Nine of the eleven players who started the League Cup defeat were signed by Caixinha with only Jak Alnwick and James Tavernier at the club when Caixinha was appointed.
As Rangers clash with Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, league leaders Celtic and Aberdeen will be going head-to-head at Pittodrie, giving Caixinha’s side a real opportunity to close the six-point gap on them.
A poor result against Killie would really increase the pressure on the Rangers manager as fans start to lose patience in the former Santos Laguna boss.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has said who should be to blame for the Hampden Park loss.