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1st Apr, 2018 | 12:30pm

Bruno Alves: This is what Rangers must learn to do after draw v Motherwell

Rangers defender Bruno Alves insists that coming away with a point after being 2-0 down in Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell is “positive” – but admits the Gers need to “adapt faster” and “work harder” to secure second in the Scottish Premiership.

The Light Blues were two goals behind at the break before quickfire strikes from James Tavernier and Jamie Murphy drew the Light Blues level.

Graeme Murty’s side were unable to find a third and snatch three points but Portuguese international Alves thinks the Gers were “much better” in the second-half.

“After the first half, to score twice and draw was positive. But even second half we didn’t score more to win the game,” Alves said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“So we need to work harder and not concede so many goals.

“We need to adapt faster to what was going on in the first. We adjusted and changed the behaviour in the second half.

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“It was much better and we even had the chance to win the game. We must try to work harder until the end of the season to try to win all the games that we have. Their striker Curtis Main is very strong, we know Motherwell are very physical but we need to adapt to this type of game.”

The result means the Gers are now level on points with Aberdeen after Derek McInnes’ side secured a 4-1 win over St. Johnstone.

With six games left in the league campaign, Murty’s side need to be at their very best to secure second ahead of the Pittodrie side.

Football Insider verdict:

Alves comments sound very like the same platitudes Rangers fans grew tired of hearing under Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha. The Gers were nowhere near good enough against Motherwell and anyone who watched would have been able to say that so Alves telling Rangers fans the side needs to work harder and adapt faster isn’t going to cut it after hearing the same excuses offered by a revolving door of players all offering the same soundbites about hard work, effort and going again. If Alves wants to make that point to fans then the best way to do it would be on the pitch. Not after failing to win for the third game in a row.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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