PEDRO CAIXINHA believes Rangers turned in their best performance of the season in tonight’s 3-0 away win to St Johnstone.

A Carlos Pena double and a third from Graham Dorrans provided a superb away victory at McDiarmid Park, and he agreed it is the best he has seen so far in this campaign from his side.

Speaking to RangersTV, he said: “I think so. Football in my opinion is a lot about organasation, and I think tonight we saw a team who was organised and knew exactly what to do in each one of the moments of the game, and everybody thinking at the same time, the same thing.

“So I am very pleased with it and that means the process is getting there. We haven’t won anything, but we have much more confidence for the future, and with the levels of confidence going up, I think we can do more in the future.

“The hard work and the process will be the key thing for us in the future.”

With the Gers players remaining at the Rangers Training Centre over the international break, a number of aspects of the team’s play has been worked on behind the scenes.

And Caixinha believes that came to the fore tonight: “I am delighted as it was solid, it was compact, it was collective, we won and we had a clean sheet. Everything went to the way of all the hard work we have put in over these last two weeks.

“We haven’t won anything – but it is a step forward definitely in the direction of having a cohesion about the team, about having a squad and a group of players who believe in the process and about getting along together.

“It was very important and I am very pleased – now it is time to enjoy it. The boys have three days off to enjoy with their families and not to think about football. On Tuesday they will come back again to prepare the semi-final.”

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