ANDY HALLIDAY reckons Rangers are headed the right way under Pedro Caixinha, especially after a 5-0 friendly win over Coleraine at Murray Park on Thursday.

Caixinha was able to see new signings Dalcio, Ryan Jack and Fabio Cardoso in action for the first time as he attempts to mould his team into a winning grove ahead of the Europa League qualifiers.

Halliday spoke about his side’s preparation for the upcoming season after the behind closed doors fixture.

“It was a good run out and I thought the boys did really well in the first half and thankfully we got the tired legs in the second,’ he said.

“The new boys have settled in really well, it has been an enjoyable start to pre-season, there has not been too much running there has just been an increase in the volume of training sessions,” he revealed.unspecified-45

“We have been doing double and treble sessions and been in early in the morning but that is part and parcel of pre-season and we have gelled with the new boys straight away.

“Everyone knows pre-season is difficult, it has been hard training sessions for the boys but there have been quite a lot of sessions since we came back and I think everyone will agree we just need to get a group of games going.

“We haven’t lost that much fitness, I think that is why we haven’t been doing that much running either.

“It was a short break but the reason we got that short break was because we got that Europa League spot and it’s a bonus for the club to get back into Europe for the first-time in five years.

“Everyone is looking forward to the draw and the first game, it is a massive occasion for the club and we have four tough qualifying rounds to go through but that is why games like today are even more important for us.”

Rangers will discover their Europa League opponents on Monday when the draw takes place in Nyon before the Premiership fixtures are published on Friday.


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