PEDRO CAIXINHA says his players left everything on the pitch in their last gasp win over Partick Thistle.
The Rangers boss praised his team’s commitment to the final whistle after Barrie McKay and Joe Garner netted in the 83rd and 94th minute to win the game for the Gers after being 1-0 down.
Caixinha confesses he is trying to build a team at Ibrox with a never say die attitude and he thinks he saw the first signs of that spirit at Firhill.
Speaking to RangersTV he said: “I like those kind of guys and we are building a team in that direction.
“I prefer to die trying it than live waiting to see it and that is my opinion on the game.
“We believed, especially in the second-half and understood what the game was needing from us. The players tried to do, believe it and go for it. By the end we were rewarded for those efforts and those commitments.
“”We did some analysis on the players at half-time but what really matters is how it ends up and it ended up with a win.
“It is always a special feeling when you win late but it is even more of a special feeling when you see that the team is following, understanding and leaving on the pitch the things that I identified and they identified.
“Sometimes you want to forget the past and other times it is not possible for them to but you must build on the past with victories.
“We did it and we did it under difficult circumstances, it wasn’t the best first-half, we were losing at half-time and the opponent was having more impact on them game than us.
“You have to fight against all those situations which become the past.
“I thought it was a really good win to regain our confidence levels and to finish the last three matches the best possible way which is with this passion and this commitment.
“We must deliver to the fantastic fans who were here to support us like always.”
McKay has struggled for opportunities under the Portuguese and Caixinha admits the winger might have had a point to prove when he came off the bench to net Rangers equaliser.
The 22-year-old was introduced with 14 minutes left to play and slotted the ball beyond Tomas Cerny after seven minutes on the pitch.
Caixinha commented: “Barrie did fantastically, he was really brilliant the way he discovered that play to score.
“Barrie is a really gifted player and we know we can count on him but we always want more from all of them.
“Today was Barrie’s day and we want more days like this for Barrie and of course for our team.”