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Conclusions from Rangers' 3-0 win over Aberdeen - a huge result for Caixinha

Whatever happens, this was massive.

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  • At the first time of asking, Pedro Caixinha has done what Mark Warburton failed to do in a year and a half - won a hard away game. Whether this ends up getting us second spot or not, this will be a massive psychological boost for the whole team and a big sign that Caixinha is changing things for the better.

  • Miller had been pretty hopeless for most of this game and indeed for much of Pedro Caixinha's time in charge before he stepped up with two excellent finishes to win the game today. Any chance that he might suffer a dip in form that would cost him a new deal is probably snuffed out now.

  • David Bates isn't ready to be starting for Rangers, but he and Danny Wilson put in a good display. Wes Foderingham had to make some excellent saves, but they were largely from tight angles as the defence gave up few real clear chances. A huge improvement in that area.

  • Rangers were awful in the second half, and it was mostly from trying to move the ball forwards too quickly. Being direct and playing counter-attacking football is good - aimlessly lumping it forwards as soon as you get it isn't, and invites pressure. Had Foderingham not been up to the challenge, Rangers could have crumbled as a result.

  • Substituting Emerson Hyndman off wasn't a terrible move - he'd done almost nothing all game. Replacing him with Josh Windass, however, was. It was a huge ask for a player who has had so little football recently to come in for almost an entire half in a tough away game, and he was the worst player on the park by a distance.

  • Jon Toral is unrecognisable from the player who flitted anonymously around the park in his first few games for us. A highly classy performance, although he did still fade somewhat in the second half. Worth looking at for a permanent deal if he can keep up this sort of form.

  • Myles Beerman should now be our alternative left-back and could put real pressure on Lee Wallace, who might well have had reason to get complacent this season.

  • Wes Foderingham is player of the year and if you disagree you're just wrong.