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Pena given special training ahead of Rangers debut

After making a reported £2.2m move to Ibrox over the summer, Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena has been put on a special training regime as he builds up his fitness ahead of making his Rangers bow. Pena, who joined from Chivas, has barely been seen in blue and Pedro Caixinha has admitted he has been struggling to hit the levels required before he is introduced to first team action.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s Betfred Cup tie with Dunfermline, Caixinha said: "Carlos is having special training in order for him to get the right rhythm and levels.

"It's specific work with him not just on the pitch but off it as well. That's because when it's the right moment we want to give him the chance.

"So far we think it's not the right moment.

"We want to have him involved as soon as possible but he is getting there. He wants to be ready and we are working to make that happen."

Pena was an unused substitute in the 2-1 win over Motherwell last weekend and could feature tonight but, as yet, his only appearance so far has been in the friendly draw with Marseille.