Pedro Caixinha wants Rangers winning mentality ahead of Celtic clash

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is focused on developing a winning mindset ahead of Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.

Caixinha is determined to concentrate on his own team's mentality rather than ending Celtic's quest for a treble as the Ibrox club target silverware of their own.

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"We are thinking about having one more trophy for the club, I'm not thinking about the opponent," he told Rangers TV.

"We are not thinking about what the opponent has already won this season, we are thinking about ourselves.

"This club is about winning and winning means to get trophies. We are almost at the end to get one so that's the only thought we need to have on Sunday."

Caixinha, who has managed teams in Mexico and Qatar, is relishing being in the dugout for the derby and is counting on using his experience of big-game encounters at the weekend.

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"Derbies are great and especially on those occasions, not only on a regular stage when you get these confrontations, but especially in these stages like semi-finals and finals," he said.

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"In Portugal we played with two legs in the semi-finals and we reached semi-finals with Santos Laguna, we reach a lot of finals and we win also some finals.

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"So I'm used to it and I love these type of games at these knockout stages when you need to win - it is the only option.

"I'm used to it, I'm loving it, and it doesn't have to be a derby. These games you are supposed to win and you just need to be prepared to win and get ready to do your job."

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