by Calum Woodger
RANGERS manager Pedro Caixinha says his players were not emotionally or mentally ready for Saturday’s game with Motherwell.
The Gers drew 1-1 with the South Lanarkshire side in the Portuguese coach’s second game in charge at Ibrox.
Louis Moult nodded Well ahead on three minutes and the Steelmen held that lead until the hour mark when Rangers’ Joe Garner equalised.
The result leaves Rangers in third place in the Scottish Premiership, ten points behind second-placed Aberdeen, who beat Dundee 7-0 on Friday night.
Caixinha said: “A Rangers manager cannot be happy if we draw. In the first half, Motherwell were stronger than us in winning second balls and because of that, we could not have the ball to expose the spaces.
“We realised how the game was going and felt the team was not mentally or emotionally right.
“With a little bit of luck, we could have had a different result.”