The Portuguese winger got the Ibrox side’s third goal of the night at New Douglas Park as they blitzed their way back from a goal down inside a minute.
Danny Redmond had given the home side the lead in 56 seconds, volleying home after some poor Rangers defending.
But it’s Caixinha’s men who now lead 3-1 after a double from Declan John and Candeias’ powerful finish.
The former Benfica man ran straight to Caixinha in the dugout after hitting the net – a big show of support after a week of stories about how the Portuguese gaffer is managing his squad.
Kenny Miller was banished from the squad going into the game, with talk around how a big meeting Caixinha and his players was leaked to the press at the start of the week:
Surely that’s a big statement from the other players in the squad?