Pedro Caixinha has announced his Rangers team for tomorrow’s match against Kilmarnock more than 24 hours in advance, in a move you usually don’t see at club level in football.
PC: I will tell you my first XI. James Tavernier, David Bates, Danny Wilson, Myles Beerman, Jason, Andy, Emerson, Barrie, Waghorn and Joe.
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) April 4, 2017
Bringing in some young faces in the form of David Bates and Myles Beerman, it’s a bold selection as he looks to find a response in his team from Saturday’s disappointing draw with Motherwell at Ibrox.
Caixinha’s relationship with the press has been unconventional in recent weeks with long discussions about the tactical set-up of the opposition, facts on players and now this unusual announcement.
Does it give Kilmarnock an advantage? Or is this a refreshing change and a new era of honesty with supporters? Perhaps it doesn’t help that there are only ten players in his team announcement…
Regardless of supporters’ thoughts on it, it’s certainly taken everyone by surprise and got tongues wagging.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
— • (@kxrro) April 4, 2017
— Rabmcd® (@RobertMcdermid) April 4, 2017
— Mr M (@MBSHEEN91) April 4, 2017
Bold selection from Caixinha but forced due to defensive injuries. Also, when's the last time a club boss revealed their team a day early?! https://t.co/ULng8H3B1M
— Aldo (@AlanCee_) April 4, 2017
Caixinha's going with no Goalkeeper tomorrow night yaaaaaassssss, revolutionary or what!!! Magic https://t.co/fQvsIdvbGu
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) April 4, 2017
— Scottish Fitba Fails (@fitbafails) April 4, 2017
@RangersFC Yes Pedro. Youth being given a chance at last. He will do anything to keep from playing Senderos ????
— Dani (@milkybarclay) April 4, 2017