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I can take Rangers forward, insists Caixinha as Kilmarnock pile on the pressure

Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock

By Gavin McCafferty

Pedro Caixinha insisted he was still the man to take Rangers forward after they threw away an injury-time lead against Kilmarnock in a chaotic finale at Ibrox.

With Rangers leading through Jason Holt's 44th-minute strike and about to take a penalty, Ryan Jack received his third red card of the season following a clash with former Ibrox defender Kirk Broadfoot.

Daniel Candeias saw his much-delayed spot-kick saved by Jamie MacDonald and Killie went straight up the park and levelled through another former Gers player, Chris Burke.

Caixinha had demanded a winning response after accusing his players of "embarrassing" the club in Sunday's Betfred Cup semi-final defeat by Motherwell, but he was more lenient in his analysis after they slipped below the Steelmen into fourth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

The Portuguese sat just behind chairman Dave King as he served a one-match ban following his Hampden dismissal and later claimed he was not worried about his job.

"No, I am just worried about getting in in the morning and doing my very best and keep looking forward as usual," he said. "I am strong enough to take things forward and always look to put things in the right place."

Jack pushed Broadfoot after the former Ibrox defender appeared to try to stand on his foot before kneeing and moving his head towards his opponent, who gave away the disputed injury-time penalty when trying to reach MacDonald's pass from a goal kick. Caixinha said: "I can't comment on something I didn't see. I need to check what really happened and after that I will discuss it with the player and take my own conclusions and decisions after that."

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