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How goal celebrations uncovered problems for Rangers boss Caixinha


By Ronnie Esplin

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has been keen to foster a good team spirit during the early stages of his tenure at Ibrox.

After back-to-back wins in the Ladbrokes Premiership, the latest of which was a 4-1 win over Dundee, Caixinha is happy with the development of his squad.

The Portuguese has pointed to the manner in which his side celebrates each goal as proof of a strong spirit within the team and says there has been a conscious effort to get the squad working closer together.

"We started having a look at it in pre-season," he said. "We analysed not only the moments of the game, but the way we were celebrating goals, so it is very important to celebrate together.

"I told them that situation after I had seen them celebrate a couple of goals, so it really means and shows our team spirit as in that moment, everyone is enthusiastic, happy and involved in it and I really believe when teams celebrate together and celebrate enthusiastically, there is a strong spirit among the group."

The Gers sit fourth in the table after overcoming a tricky start to the season and a brace from Alfredo Morelos coupled with goals from Josh Windass and Carlos Pena hinted at genuine progress for Caixinha's men.

He added: "The boys played a good game and the positives were much more than the points we didn't like. Winning and winning by four goals is something which is very, very good.

"The boys who needed to score goals scored goals to keep that level of confidence, so overall we need to be pleased.

"The quality of the play was very good. We maybe had opportunities to score a few more goals but the quality we arrived in the last third with was okay, though we need to improve some things regarding the starting and ending attacking positions.

"The way we conceded the goal too, I didn't like it, and the way we began the second half I didn't like. Those points can make the difference - so we need to keep looking at them."

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