Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been criticised by club legend Barry Ferguson for his comments prior to the Aberdeen clash.
The new Rangers manager hit out at the Dons, suggesting they were on the wane while his side were on the up, prior to the 2-1 defeat that confirmed Rangers will finish third in the SPL this season.
Ferguson believes he gave Dons boss Derek McInnes his team-talk for the clash on Wednesday night and urged him to learn from his "important lesson".
In his column for the Daily Record, he said: "On this occasion, Pedro's pre-match comments have backfired spectacularly. Pedro will probably need to learn an important lesson from this.
"He effectively wrote Aberdeen's team talk for Derek, and there’s no doubt in my mind those players came down the road with a serious bee in their bonnet, looking to ram his words down his throat.
"I'm struggling to see what good Pedro thought would come of his comments. It had been 26 years since Aberdeen last won at Ibrox and I couldn't see the point in giving them even more motivation."
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