Manager: Get back to basics
– Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has challenged his defenders to get back to basics as they return to action at St Johnstone tonight following the international break.
The third-placed Glasgow giants have had no problem putting the ball in the net this season, with the Gers second in the scoring charts on 17 goals.
However, the Ibrox side’s cause has been hindered by their defence’s record of just one clean sheet in their eight Scottish Premiership matches to date.
They take on St Johnstone hoping to move to within three points of league leaders Celtic, who host Dundee tomorrow, if they can claim victory at McDiarmid Park.
And Caixinha says he has spent the international break working on trying to plug the gaps in his team’s leaky defence.
“We have been more focused on the details this week because we made the analysis that we cannot concede so many goals in the way we are conceding them,” the Portuguese manager said.
“We need to get back to the basics, especially in defending.
“We are much more solid as a team if we defend better and if we concede less goals.” – AFP