PEDRO CAIXINHA insists Rangers’ previous meetings with Hibs will have no bearing on tomorrow’s Premiership clash at Ibrox.
It’s the first time the two will have played since the Scottish Cup final of 2016, and in that season, they met on no less than six occasions, with each club winning three games each.
Gers won both Ibrox meetings in that campaign, but Caixinha isn’t interested in any references to the past, instead concentrating on what is sure to be a superb occasion at a full-house Ibrox.
Speaking at yesterday’s media conference, he said: “Football is one moment and no two games are the same. The contest is going to be different, so we just want to focus on the three points which we want to take – that is all.
“We know this game is sold-out and we are going to have the support from our fans. That is all we care about – that and conquering the three points for them.
“I don’t think [there will be an extra edge]. It’s not my concern to be concerned about it – it’s just my concern to prepare the team and make them ready to have a strong start on Saturday.”
On Hibs themselves, Caixinha has been hard at work studying them, with this being only their second Premiership game since winning promotion at the end of last season.
He added: “I know that we are going to face a great club, a great manager and a great group of players. But, besides that, we know how they play and what they want from the game regarding to the analysis we did based on their last few games.”