EMERSON HYNDMAN was delighted to grab the first goal of the Pedro Caixinha era, and revealed he has thoroughly enjoyed the first week of work under the new gaffer.

The American swept home James Tavernier’s cutback to unlock the stuffy Hamilton defence in the first half, and he also heaped praise on the new manager for the changes he has made to life at Rangers so far.

He explained: “It was a good start and we have been working hard during the week with people trying to impress him as well as trying to improve as a team.

“It was a good week of training, and it showed. He has come in and really told us what he wants from the beginning and what he expects. Everyone is onboard with him and some of the patterns of play in the game today, we worked on in training.

“So it’s slowly improving, but it’s a good start. He prepared us very well, and made sure we all knew what we were doing. He himself, he didn’t want to change too much, but at the same time, I thought his changes were excellent and really drove us forward.”

On the goal itself, while not maybe recalling too much about it, Hyndman was pleased to score it and is delighted with the way his time in Glasgow on-loan from Bournemouth is going so far.

He added: “I can’t remember much about it! I do remember it was a good move with great combination play, and I got my foot on the end of it thankfully.

“It’s always nice to score goals, and when you come to a new club you want to start off straight away. I am just happy to get the chances and hopefully that continues.

“I am joining a massive club with high expectations, and you need to go out every week and perform. There are no exceptions and I am enjoying the challenge, so we just need to carry it on.”

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