PEDRO CAIXINHA called Ibrox “our fortress” after his Rangers side cruised to a 4-0 victory in his first game in charge.

The new Gers boss believes he will never name just 11 players on his teamsheet after experiencing the Light Blues fans for the first time in the home dugout.

Caixinha oversaw another heavy defeat of Hamilton at Ibrox as Emerson Hyndman, Martyn Waghorn, Clint Hill and Lee Wallace all got on the scoresheet.

Speaking to Rangers TV the 46-year-old said: “It was fantastic when I first walked out; it was a fantastic reception and when we receive this type of support we are not playing with 11 we are playing with a lot more than that.

“This is our home, this is our fortress and we want to keep it like that and we want the fans to help us in this winning culture that we are trying to create.

“We are pleased with today, especially with the behaviour that the players showed on the pitch after just four days of work; they tried to perform those behaviours so we are happy with that.

“We still know that we have a lot of work in front of us but it is always good to have a good start and a good start in the direction you want to change the behaviour.”

Caixinha and his staff had just four days to work with the team before Accies visit but the manager thinks he managed to get most of his new ideas across to his squad in time.

Before the Premiership clash he called on his side to be more aggressive and attacking and while he says he liked what he saw he admits there is a lot more to come from his players.

The Portuguese wants to create a deep rooted winning mentality in his squad and he had a good start to his reign at Ibrox.

Caixinha continued:

“I think the things we did that we’d worked on were the tempo, the intensity, the movement and especially playing more in the wide areas, the reaction when the team were losing the possession and the teamwork too.

“I liked it a lot today; I like that type of situation with the team. I believe with the behaviours that first of all you have to understand it, be convinced of it and you need to get into a habit.

“You cannot create a winning culture; it is deeper than a winning mentality.

“This is just the basis of what we aim to do, we want more, we want to do more and be more demanding on the players.”

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