Tommy Wright has accused Pedro Caixinha of creating ‘fake news’ after the Rangers manager claimed an Ibrox mole leaked his team to St Johnstone ahead of a game between the teams last season.
The Gers manager spoke to the media yesterday and his comments there made it on to the back page of the Daily Record this morning.
Caixinha has been dogged by leaks from his squad throughout his time in charge – with the most recent coming before Kenny Miller’s shock demotion to the club’s youth team.
Now the Portuguese boss has claimed that his starting line-up was leaked to St Johnstone before their game on the final day of last season.
And Caixinha believes Saints manager Wright even moved his pre-match training session so they could prepare with the Rangers team in mind.
Now Wright has spoken to the press and, via Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, he’s accused Caixinha of creating ‘fake news’:
Tommy Wright hits back at Pedro Caixinha's suggestions St Johnstone had Rangers team last season… pic.twitter.com/DO6VjsCGaB
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) October 12, 2017
He said: “What he’s talking about in terms of us getting his team last season is just someone that’s paranoid.
“I didn’t get his team last season.. we didn’t change our training regime, we didn’t sit about waiting for them to finish training to get the team.
“It just didn’t happen so I now know what fake news means…”
Wright is, of course, referring to the ‘fake news’ term famously coined by Donald Trump in the build-up to and aftermath of his election as president of the United States.
It’s an interesting story ahead of Rangers and St Johnstone meeting at McDiarmid Park tomorrow night in the Scottish Premiership.
Steven MacLean made headlines earlier this week when responding to Caixinha’s comments about St Johnstone’s similarities to Championship team Morton.
So it should make for a must-watch game in Perth tomorrow evening.