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Pedro Caixinha wants Rangers to put on a show for fans at Wednesday

 

By Andy Newport

Pedro Caixinha wants Rangers to put on a show for the travelling fans in Sunday's friendly at Sheffield Wednesday.

A Light Blue army will travel to Hillsborough for the clash against the Championship outfit.

The Ibrox men beat Watford 2-1 in a closed-doors friendly on Wednesday night and boss Caixinha is hoping they put their best foot forward again when the turnstiles are opened in Yorkshire.

He said: "We felt some touches along the game, so we have three days now to totally recover them.

"With these levels of confidence, we just need to prepare the approach for Sunday at a stadium which will be crowded with 10,000 of our supporters.

"We want to show to them we are growing as a team, we are getting the momentum and we are getting to a good level.

"We want to show also we are getting ready to start the league - that's the main point, that's the main idea."

Striker Martyn Waghorn bagged a late winner against the Premier League outfit after Daniel Candeias' strike was cancelled out by Stefano Okaka.

Caixinha said: "Martyn is a hard worker who always gives his maximum. It is always important for the strikers to score goals to get their confidence levels up as well."

Meanwhile, Graeme Shinnie struck a majestic winner as Aberdeen recorded a 2-1 Europa League victory over Apollon Limassol at Pittodrie.

The Dons skipper capped an inspirational display by swerving a 25-yard effort into the top corner in the 78th minute of the third qualifying-round first leg.

Aberdeen have lost at this stage for three seasons running and conceding the opener in 1-1 draws at Pittodrie cost them in aggregate losses in the past two years.

So they seemed determined to impose and were rewarded when Ryan Christie headed Gary Mackay-Steven's clipped cross into the net in the fifth minute. Apollon levelled but saw full-back Esteban Sachetti sent off before the Dons took control.

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