Date: 6th August 2017 at 5:09pm
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Pedro Caixinha has heaped praise on goalscorer Graham Dorrans following his Rangers debut at Fir Park against Motherwell this weekend.

The former Norwich City player scored both goals as Rangers grabbed an opening day two one victory and Caixinha was full of praise for him as he spoke to the Official Site as he met with the media post game.

‘Totally. A 29-year-old player that needed to wait until he was 29-years-old to play for his lifelong club. `m delighted that he makes his first match and scores two goals to win the match for us.’

With the second coming from the penalty spot, at the moment Dorrans is our go to spot kick taker.

‘It`s the first time it happens and he took it so, of course, he is the first one on the list. Normally we all the time have a list of players – number one, number two or number three. At the moment he is our number one player to take the penalties.’

Reflecting on the game and the victory itself as we kicked off the new season, Caixinha’s request for the coming weeks was simple – 37 more victories.

‘We just need 37 more, it`s just the way it is and the way we need to understand. The most important thing was to have a good start and for us to have a good start was of course winning the match. I think on the overall of the game we could be talking about a different result if we had been a little bit more efficient in the last third with the chances we created, and also about controlling the game.’

He went on to say.

‘I think I can identify maybe one mistake and it cost us too much, the equaliser. We switched off for one moment and it let them make a 2v1, the player who played the cross was not having pressure. We tried to organise the team especially to cover the wide right of the pitch, they were forcing too much on that side. And at the end when they were looking for the long balls we played with a back three, with a line of five, in order to try to avoid the crosses and have an actual player down there. So I can tell you I`m happy with the overall performance of the team but we need to be a little bit more efficient in the last zone and we need also to control a little bit more of the games because the boys, the majority of them, start playing today their first Scottish game, but they need to understand it is like this.’

He ended by talking more on the improvements he wants to see in coming matches.

‘If you let the opponent play according to the way they play with their style and identity, we are going to pass difficulties like this, so it is important to understand that we need to have the ball, we need to control the game and we need to take them out of their rhythm. That`s learning for the team that still has a lot to grow in front of us, but as I told you the most important thing from today was about winning and about taking the three points with us.’

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