Capucho vows to answer critics
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Portuguese international joined The Gers from Porto after their Uefa Cup win over Old Firm rivals Celtic, but has failed to live up to his reputation.
Capucho has no problems with the criticism he has received, but has vowed to prove himself in Scottish football and make the doubters eat their words.
"Criticism is normal in football," said Capucho.
"If you don't produce your best you can expect to be criticised. Every player has experienced this in his career, and I am no different.
"I respect the critics because they have to write and talk about what they see. What I want to do now is force them to change their minds about me.
"I know I have things to prove - but I promise the Rangers fans I am ready to do just that."
Capucho praised the Rangers fans for their support throughout his tricky spell, and promised to pay them back with improved displays from now on.
"The Rangers fans are fantastic, and I want to do well for them because they have given me great backing.
"I think they knew I was not playing at my best. But they supported me, and I appreciate that. Now it is time for me to pay them back and I hope I can do that."
Ibrox boss Alex McLeish is meanwhile looking to secure the futures of youngsters Steven McLean and Chris Burke and says talks are already underway over new contracts.
"We have spoken about securing Burkey and Steven on new contracts, and it's something we would like to get sorted in the near future," McLeish told Rangers News.
"Chris has shown he has a bright future, and I know he has relished his involvement with the squad this season.
"What we have to do is make a decision on whether we bring Steven back from Scunthorpe in January or whether we leave him there.
"I will look at the situation nearer the time. If we don't bring anyone in during the transfer window then it may be that we would like to recall Steven."