EMERSON HYNDMAN reckons Rangers will reap the rewards of Pedro Caixinha’s meticulous approach in the second half of the campaign.
Rangers are not back in action until the visit of Motherwell after the international break and Caixinha now has a fortnight to work with his squad as he looks to get his message across.
And midfielder Hyndman has been impressed with the way the 46-year-old has made his presence felt at Auchenhowie so far.
He said: “I thought it was a really good start. We worked on a lot of things in training during the week and it is was nice to see some of them show up in the game, especially this early.
“He has prepared us well and thankfully we got a good result for him.
“It’s not been long but you can tell he is very excited to be here. He is a very organised manager. He prepares very well for matches.
“He plays systems and he likes to speak about the opponent and make sure we know what we’re doing when we go out there. He’s a very good coach in his preparation.
“He works in a way that is very structured and there is a great attention to detail. He pays attention not just to us but to the other team and he prepares us both on and off the ball.
“I think you could see when we went out there that we all had different kind of movements and we were reading each other very well.
“Obviously, it’s the first week but we have to continue doing that from now on.
“He understands there is a lot of pressure at times, playing for a club like Rangers. It’s a huge club with a lot of expectations, so he just reminded us that it’s the game is there to be enjoyed as well.
“He wanted us to be on the front foot, attack Hamilton and put the pressure on them.”
And Hyndman is looking forward to working with Caixinha in the coming weeks as the Gers gaffer also targets Scottish Cup glory this term.
He said: “He’s new so he wants to work with us. Obviously, he’s really excited and as players we want to work under him and learn how he works.
“We want to get a feel for him as well as him getting a feel for us a team. That can only benefit us.
“I think that’s important. Especially as he has new ideas and prepares us in a different way.
“The more we know about him, the way he works, can only benefit us in the future.
“Yes, he’s a good guy. He is not super serious all the time and speaks good English as well, which is very important. He gets his message across just fine.
“I didn’t [know much about him] but he has come in and been brilliant so far. He’s very confident in himself and obviously that spreads around the team if the manager has confidence in himself.
“You can tell against Hamilton, we were going out with an attacking mentality and putting pressure on them. That all stems from what we’ve been told.”