PARANOID Pedro Caixinha has been accused of peddling fake news.

The Rangers boss claimed St Johnstone rival Tommy Wright put a training session on hold last season waiting for a spy in the Ibrox camp to leak his team news.

But the bemused Perth manager, who squares-up to the under-pressure Portuguese gaffer in Perth tonight looking to reclaim third spot, insists that’s a figment of Caixinha’s imagination.

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And the Northern Irishman reckons Caixinha should be more obsessed with halting Celtic’s bid for 10 in a row than playing games of I-spy.

Wright is mystified by claims Saints stars delayed training before a 2-1 defeat on the final day of last season.

He rapped: “Pedro has been saying a lot recently and he’s had to backtrack on a few things.

“I now know what fake news is because what he said isn’t true, it didn’t happen.

“Most managers do a bit of asking around and have a think with their staff to second guess each other’s teams.

“But I was not given the Rangers team and we certainly didn’t hang around and change the time of our training because we were waiting for someone to send me it.

“It is a figment of his imagination. It didn’t happen, it’s not true and when you say something like that without evidence, proof or naming names it’s annoying.

“It’s also disappointing because I feel I get on well with Pedro, maybe one of the few that do, and we had two 20-30 minute conversations over the summer.

“We had them face-to-face, man-to-man and it wasn’t mentioned. I find that surprising because if he felt it was true then I’m sure he would have brought it up.

“If he had a problem then he could have spoken to me when he had the opportunity.

“He’s stated he’s got a spy in the camp and he’s obviously paranoid about that. He has been paranoid for a while about that.

“It now looks like he’s got a spy in my camp if he thinks he knows what we’ve been doing and is able to say we have changed our training times. Maybe there is a double agent at work!

“Whatever he’s been told is duff information, it didn’t happen and it isn’t true.”