Caixinha explains that Rangers' new foreign signings need to get used to wet pitches

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Glasgow Rangers boss has admitted one change his new arrivals have to get used to.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has been speaking to reporters ahead of his side's clash against Partick Thistle, with his comments later posted online by the Gers' official Twitter account.

Rangers have had a mixed start to the new campaign but they are starting to build up a head of steam, scoring seven goals in their last two matches and sitting fourth in the Scottish Premiership as a consequence.

Rangers Manager Pedro Caixinha during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Caixinha's men are currently just three points below leaders Celtic and many of their summer signings are impressing, most notably Ryan Jack, Daniel Candeias and Alfredo Morelos. But some of the new additions have had to get used to something few Scottish fans would consider.

"Certain players are also getting used to playing on wet pitches, which they had never experienced before," Caixinha said.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It may be one reason why some members of Rangers' new-look side have taken their time in making an impact at Ibrox.

Some relatively big-name players moved to the club in the recent transfer window but it is fair to say that some have done considerably better than others.

Rangers take on Partick on Friday evening and a win could take them top of the table if they continue their free-scoring recent form.

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