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Pedro: Winning was all that counts

Rangers v Progres Niederkorn - UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images

After guiding his side to a 2-1 win over Motherwell in their opening SPFL Premiership match yesterday, Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha admitted that winning is the only thing that mattered

Speaking after Graham Dorran’s debut double saw off Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell, Caixinha said: “The only goal, the only objective that we had coming here was to win. So I need to be happy with that. Now we just need to play 37 more finals.

“I’m really happy for Graham Dorrans. At 29, he is playing for his lifetime club.

“He is really a Rangers supporter, he is really passionate about the club. So I’m happy he could give us the two goals which allowed us to take three points back home.

“You might speak about the performance after you draw the game and say ‘great performance, bad result’. But we are result-orientated.

“Sometimes we need to be humble and understand what is needed for us to keep the result. So that’s what we did.

“If you ask me a different way and say ‘Could we have a different history from this game?’ - if we take our chances, if we control more of the game, I totally agree. We focus on the key points we need to improve.

“We are not a team that goes with speculations. We have a common point, especially in our last three matches, from Watford, Sheffield and today.

“I demand high tempo from the very beginning. Focus on points we have discussed with the players from the very beginning.”

Rangers face Dunfermline next in the League Cup before welcoming Hibs to Ibrox next weekend for the new-look side’s first home league game of the season.