PEDRO CAIXINHA is confident his players will start to find the net consistently if they can keep creating goalscoring opportunities in the last third of the pitch.

On Saturday against Marseille the Light Blues required a stunning free-kick from Niko Kranjcar to equalise against the Ligue 1 side at Ibrox, albeit they did create chances from open play that they were unable to convert.

Caixinha is confident the goals will come although he is aware this is one aspect of his team’s performances so far this summer that can be improved.

Speaking exclusively to RangersTV at the club’s training ground this morning, he said: “The main point we that we have been struggling with since the beginning of the season is about the definition.

“I mean we arrived too much on the left side, we create very good chances, but we don’t score, so that’s the point we need to be focused on.

“I know that it’s not a problem. The problem is that if you don’t create, if you don’t arrive and if you don’t generate football, but even against a team like Marseille you create a lot of situations and a lot of good situations.

“So that means you are arriving, you know how to build, you know how to create, you know how to explore. Now, you just need to finish the action and I know that that moment is about to come.

We don’t need to be stressful about it, we just need to keep working on the right direction of course because we know the goals are going to arrive. I’m not worried about that.”

Caixinha believes the 1-1 draw against Marseille at Ibrox was a step in the right direction for his squad this pre-season, although there was still a sense of frustration not to win on the day.


He said: “You need to be disappointed but keep working very hard. I’m happy with the disappointment from our players, because I understand the disappointment that they are feeling.

“We feel the same because we work hard, because we know the club we are representing, because we want to make the fans happy and because we want to win matches.

“But we know that we are working in that direction so we just need to have a little bit of control of our emotional side, which for me was really great, the way we controlled the game [against Marseille], understanding the moments and the opponent we were facing.

“Even under the circumstances that we were passing through – conceding one goal and creating a lot and not scoring – the team had a fantastic reaction.”

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