PEDRO CAIXINHA refused to be drawn on Kenny Miller’s Rangers future after seeing his side record a 4-1 win over Hamilton last night.

The striker was left out of the squad that made the trip to the SuperSeal Stadium following talk of dressing room disharmony in the wake of the Old Firm defeat last weekend.

A double from Declan John, a Daniel Candeias strike and a Graham Dorrans penalty clinched a crucial three points for the Gers.

But Caixinha would only focus on the players that were part of his ranks after a comfortable Premiership triumph.

“No, nothing,” he said when asked what was happening with Miller.

“One of the tasks I have as a manager is to pick the team, pick the squad.

“I took the decision not to pick him for the match. Why should I have any issue with him?

“Look, I think it’s totally disrespectful to keep asking about Kenny. The 20 boys who were here tonight were fantastic.

“We are here to talk about this match. Kenny was not here because I did not pick him.”

Rangers were behind inside the first minute as Danny Redmond gave Accies a shock lead but they responded well to go on and earn a deserved win.

Candeias sprinted towards the touchline to celebrate with his boss after netting the Gers’ third of the night and Caixinha was pleased with the reaction of his players.

He said: “I can express that in a word that for me is very important - gratitude.

“You bring me to be here, you bring me to Rangers, you are Rangers manager, I am going to give everything to you, give my life to you.

“I’m a man of principal so I appreciate the gratitude from Daniel.

“I said that we really need to know what they are made of. I know what they are made of.

“I sent this challenge to them and they said yes, we are here to play for Rangers, to play for us – and to play for you because you bring us here.”

Caixinha had come under increasing pressure in the aftermath of the Old Firm defeat that saw his side fall eight points behind Celtic in the Premiership.

But the Portuguese got the response that he was looking for as the Gers got back to winning ways in Lanarkshire.

Caixinha said: “I’m delighted with the reaction that I expected and I asked for after Celtic. The boys reacted strongly.

“The result and the performance was positive.

“It’s always need to win a game after Old Firm match. The boys really reacted – and showed that they are together.

“For the people who watched today, the most important thing was that the players committed together and went out there together.

‘We are talking about one team. We’re not talking about relations and working together.”