sport news Pedro Caixinha: We train Rangers to cope with bad calls

Pedro Caixinha admitted on Thursday that he is training his Rangers players to deal with bad refereeing decisions.

Ibrox midfielder Ryan Jack on Thursday became one of *three* Premiership players to win appeals against red cards administered last weekend.

Unhappy with the performance of referee John Beaton during his team’s 3-2 defeat to Hibernian last weekend, Caixinha admitted his players could have avoided the sending-off drama which helped swing the game in the visitors’ favour if they had kept a better check on their temper.

Pedro Caixinha is training his Rangers players to deal with bad decisions made by referees

Pedro Caixinha is training his Rangers players to deal with bad decisions made by referees

And now the Rangers manager has thrown a few contentious calls into his team’s practice matches in order to emphasise his message.

‘For my players, I can try to get them to control the emotional balance,’ said Caixinha on Thursday.

‘Sometimes we will take a bad refereeing decision here in the training session to make them understand that things are going in that direction and might happen.

‘That’s the only way you can train in those circumstances and allow the players to be focused on the tasks.

‘That’s what we did with part of the analysis after the match.

‘But I cannot control what the other players from the opposition teams are doing. I can just control mine.

‘I hope that mine have that focus because one of the points we have definitely is to finish all the matches with 11.’

Reacting to a melee of tussling players from both sides, referee Beaton gave Jack a straight red for motioning his head towards Hibs

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