PEDRO CAIXINHA was frustrated that Rangers couldn’t capitalise on their speedy start at Ibrox as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Hibernian on Saturday.

Striker Alfredo Morelos put the Gers in front inside three minutes but Simon Murray equalised for Neil Lennon’s side before Ryan Jack was sent off.

A James Tavernier own goal and strike from Vykintas Slivka was enough to clinch the points for the visitors as Tavernier’s late header proved in vain.

Caixinha introduced Danny Wilson and Eduardo Herrera at the break following the controversial dismissal of midfielder Jack.

But there was no way back for the Light Blues as they suffered their first Premiership loss of the campaign.

Caixinha said: “I think we got very good on the game, as usual like the last five games. Strong start, scoring early on in the game, calling the momentum for us.

“After that, we missed some easy balls near the opponent’s box, especially in front and the central spine. That cost us a little bit and the opponent got two or three transitions that gave the confidence to them, for example, to have the first goal, the equaliser.

“We were not balanced at that moment, we were in a two v two situation, so that situation cost us the equaliser.

“We got again on the game, we could not score [the second goal]. After that, in five minutes, two things happened.

“Jack was sent off and they scored the second goal so we need to reorganise the ideas of how to approach the game in the second half.

“We changed the structure, we tried to take risks. Things were not getting in that direction but one wide free-kick in the second half and Morelos almost had the equaliser.

“Just after that, they scored the third goal. In that moment, they control the game. We could not play long balls, have second balls and have the ball near the opponent’s box.

“With ten minutes to play, we scored the second goal that gave us a little bit back on the game. We keep trying but we could not get it.”