The pressure to impress Rangers’ fans and manager has been on manager Pedro Caixinha since he arrived Ibrox in March.
The Gers have yet to defeat bitter rivals Celtic – losing 5 and drawing 2 – during the Portuguese reign, and could also fail to finish as the Scottish Premiership’s runners-up at the end of the campaign after a stuttering start to the season.
Not many are convinced with Caixinha’s quality and ability, with the squad overhauling he oversaw during the off-season not yielding early results seeing patience wearing thin.
However, ex-Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez believes the former Santos Laguna boss will eventually come good.
The Mexican referenced Caixinha’s slow start at the Liga MX, which saw an initial 2-year drought end in a 3-trophy haul in his last 2 seasons.
Juarez told Daily Record: “That’s what happened at Santos. He didn’t have a lot of success at the start but made them champions.
“It’s similar to his start in Scotland. I know Pedro from playing against Santos and he’s a good guy but more importantly a good manager.”
Rangers have won 4 of all 8 league games played thus far, losing and drawing 2 each.
They are currently 3rd on the SPFL log heading into October’s international break, 6 points behind joint leaders Celtic and Aberdeen.