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Rangers well prepared for ref justice, says Caixinha

 

By Andy Newport

Pedro Caixinha has revealed he has now factored "bad" refereeing decisions into Rangers' training sessions in the wake of their controversial defeat to Hibernian.

The Gers boss was unhappy with the display of official John Beaton as his side slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Ibrox last Saturday.

Beaton issued Ryan Jack with a straight red card after spotting the former Aberdeen midfielder motioning his head towards Leith frontman Anthony Stokes - but the dismissal has now been overturned on appeal.

However, Caixinha admits his men could have avoided the sending-off drama which swung the game back in Hibs' favour had they kept a better check on their temper in the first place.

And the Rangers manager says he even went to the length of throwing a few contentious calls into his side's practice matches this week in order to drum home that crucial message.

"Sometimes we will take a bad refereeing decision here in the training session to make them understand that things are going in that direction and might happen," he said.

Caixinha - whose side have a win and a defeat from their opening games - will make sure part of his preparations for tomorrow's visit of Hearts includes identifying potential Jambos trouble-makers.

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