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Pedro Caixinha insists he’s paying no attention to the league table yet

Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Rangers could go top of the Scottish Premiership on Friday night for the first time since December 2011 but Pedro Caixinha insists he is not interested in the league table just yet.

A big win over Partick Thistle on Friday night would see Rangers leapfrog Celtic before Ross County visit Parkhead after Brendan Rodgers took them to their worst home loss since 1895.

“I don’t care about it. I don’t know what position we are in,” he said, according to the Evening Times.

“I know the points we have and the goal difference we have, which I am not happy with but I’m just focused on winning the next match.

“I always try to do the same thing and that is that we will focus one match at a time, so the next one is going to be most important.

Rangers v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017.
Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

“If we have a look at what we have been trying to do in the games that we have had so far, it’s important.

“We have one principle. Focus on ourselves. We give importance to the match day as long as we win.

Rangers face Partick twice at Firhill in the space of a few days when they return for the League Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night.

A five-goal margin is needed to go top of the table so it’s probably not going to happen, although the signs are there that someone is going to take a thumping soon.