DANNY Wilson admits the Rangers players must match Pedro Caixinha’s passion if they are to climb the Premiership.

The Light Blues squad met their new boss for the first time on Tuesday morning and the defender says their manager set out in no uncertain terms what is expected of his squad.

Caixinha took charge of an intense first training session and Wilson believes he can help with a late season push to try and reclaim second spot.

The 25-year-old said:

“He seems to be the type who gets right involved and you could tell that from when we had the meeting this morning, his passion shone through in that.

“We need to match that and go beyond that as players and if he is going to give us that then we have to give him something in return.

“We know this season has been fairly disappointing so we need to try and finish on a positive note.

“I’ve only worked with British managers and you maybe see when you watch European football that the managers get more animated on the side lines. If that is his style then great but we need to give him a hand as well.

“It was a bit odd coming in this morning, obviously it was announced on Saturday and it has taken a couple of days to finally meet him.

“We went in and had a short meeting just before we went out to train and he has told us what is expected of us at the club and we all need to be together now between now and the end of the season.

“We need to try and finish the season off well and push ourselves back up the league and hopefully have a good run in the cup.

“He told us what he expects and what we expect from him, he talked a lot about how he sees football and how he sees us progressing.

“It was a good chat, it wasn’t very long and he told us what to expect from training going forward so now we can get down to work.

“We all left and felt it was a positive conversation and he has told us how he sees us developing as a team and as individuals so we’re all looking forward to working with him.”

Caixinha worked with half his squad on his first day with his new team and Wilson was part of a recovery group after Sunday’s Old Firm.

The centre-half admits there haven’t been any huge changes just yet under the new regime but he is anticipating some hard work ahead.

Wilson continued: “Some of us didn’t train today because of the game at the weekend so we’ll come in on Wednesday ready to go.

“It looked like a really hard session that they did and the boys said it was quite intense but they really enjoyed it.

“They said it was different to what they had done previously because every manager comes in with new ideas but on the whole I think they all quite enjoyed it.

“Nothing massive has changed yet, we did a recovery session and that was a wee bit different, we went outside and did some work out there and we hadn’t done that previously.

“I am sure there will be more changes as we go on but I think for his first day he is just letting us get used to it.”

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