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20th Oct, 2017 | 6:06pm

Bruno Alves: This is who can lead Rangers to success

By James Black

Bruno Alves is convinced manager Pedro Caixinha is the man to lead Rangers to their first major trophy in six years.

The Light Blues face Motherwell on Sunday in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park and know a win over Stephen Robinson’s men will leave them 90 minutes from silverware.

The Gers have had an indifferent start to the season in the Scottish Premiership but remain only six points off leaders Celtic and Aberdeen.

Alves appreciates his side haven’t had the best of starts but expects that to change soon.

“Of course I expect to win more but I know that will come with time,” Alves said, as quoted by STV’s website.

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“We have the right players and the right coach.

“He is very methodical, he is very focused and he wants to win.

“He brings also a Portuguese football background, that mentality and capacity.

“I think this is important in a coach, to have these qualities, and we expect this coach can lead us to victory.

“In football we have coaches and then we have coaches that make you win.”

The Light Blues have won both of their last two games by a three-goal margin, giving fans reason to be a little more optimistic after a poor start to the campaign.

The wins over St. Johnstone and Hamilton were two of the Gers’ best performances since Caixinha took charge in March and they will be hoping to win three games in a row for the first time since the Portuguese was appointed.

Alves has only recently returned to the side following a calf injury which ruled him out of the recent Old Firm defeat.

Since returning, the 35-year-old has looked much more settled and is starting to show some of the form that got Rangers fans excited when they heard the defender was linked with a move to Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Gers fans reacted on Twitter in hilarious fashion after Celtic lost to Bayern Munich.

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