Man­ager: Get back to ba­sics

The Citizen (KZN) - - INTERNATIONAL - Glas­gow

– 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

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