Pedro Caixinha urges Rangers to be wary of Partick Thistle’s threat

Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha (Michael Steele/Getty Images)


RANGERS boss Pedro Caixinha insists he will not be fooled by Partick Thistle’s troubled start to the campaign.

Gers travel to the newly-renamed Energy Check Stadium at Firhill on Friday night to face a Jags squad who have taken just a single point from the first 15 available.

While only goal difference is keeping Thistle off bottom spot, the Light Blues can go top of the Ladbrokes Premiership for a few hours at least with victory in Maryhill.

But even though results have not gone their way, Caixinha is wary of Alan Archibald’s men.

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He said: “I’m not looking at that situation. When I analyse the team of course we need to understand the moment that the teams are passing, but normally I don’t go to watch them on the position they are in the table.

“To be honest, after our match against Dundee I didn’t care about our position in the table, as long as you win on the match days you know that your result is going to be the most important.

“I went to watch their first match at Easter Road. I went there to watch Hibs but I also watched Partick and it’s one team that is having a positive approach to the game.

“It’s quite understandable the way, if you watch them in two or three matches like we did, you understand the ideas that Archibald is having for the team.

“It’s one team that is playing positive. They have good players, they are strong on set-pieces and they have players who can decide a match.

“So we need to have that in consideration rather than the position or the start they have in the league and show all respect, total respect, to the opponent.”