The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are preparing for what is hopefully unfamiliar territory.
Indeed, our local Light Blues have NEVER seen the side win three on the bounce under Pedro Caixinha’s watch, though are hopeful a win over Motherwell in the League Cup semi-final will see them do exactly that.
Having beaten Hamilton and St. Johnstone since their Old Firm loss last month, the Gers propping up our bar are starting to gain some confidence under their Portuguese gaffer, much to their delight.
Speaking to Rangers TV (posted on the club’s official website) midfielder Jason Holt has been speaking about their recent improvement. While the 24-year-old has had to wait for his chance under Caixinha this season, he proved impressive during Rangers’ resounding 0-3 win away in Perth.
Having managed to keep a clean sheet against the Saints, Holt has revealed that Caixinha has been putting the side through their paces defensively, in an effort to plug their gaps.
“Obviously, recently we haven’t kept so many clean sheets – but we have been good going forward and we just needed to tighten up at the back”, he said.
“We have done a lot of work on that in the last couple of weeks and I think it showed tonight. We had a spell when they put us under a lot of pressure with a few corners, but I thought we did extremely well to defend our goal.”
If Caixinha can get Rangers through to the League Cup final, the feelings around his first full season with the club could all change. A one-off fixture against either Hibs or Celtic – a big rival – could give Caixinha the biggest chance of silverware he’ll have.