PEDRO CAIXINHA has marked Clint Hill down as a vital asset up front for Rangers when it comes to set-pieces.

The defender has netted as impressive three in three games and made it six for the season with his 41st minute goal against Hamilton, which came from a Jon Toral corner.

Caixinha has targeted dead ball situations as key to the Gers efforts this season and wants his veteran centre-half to be at the heart of things.

The new boss told RangersTV: “I will play Clint Hill up front when we have set-pieces for sure!

“I believe that most of the game, forty percent of the game, is decided on set-pieces so it is important to have key players involved in those situations.

“We also need to have good delivery and the delivery from Jon Toral was something very good and we need to keep working on that.

“You saw that we have good takers and that we have good player attacking the space so we will keep working on that.”

Rangers now don’t play again until the first day of April with a break for international week coming up and Caixinha is going to use the time to work on his philosophies with his new team.

The squad will have just one day off in that time according to their manager who is keen to get as many hours to work with his players as possible before they face Motherwell in two weeks.

The 46-year-old said:

“It is a fantastic moment now because we have an international break so in two weeks there will be more or less 13 days of work.

“It is going to give us more time to focus on the detail, to add some more behaviours and it is going to be an important two weeks of work.”

 

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