Date: 17th June 2017 at 7:18pm
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By Harvey Byrne

Coleraine star Eoin Bradley believes Rangers new signings Fabio Cardoso and Dalcio showed good signs after the two sides played in a behind closed doors friendly on Thursday.

Manager Pedro Caixinha has looked to act quickly on his Gers team this summer with a Europa League campaign upcoming alongside improving a side which finished in third place last season.

He has already brought in five players in his first window at the club and he gave both Cardoso and Dalcio the chance to shine in the 5-0 win at Murray Park two days a go.

Now, Bradley has spoken highly of the Portuguese duo after his side’s defeat, stating that they “both looked very comfortable o the ball and have decent technique.”

“It was a great experience to play against the likes of Cardoso and Dalcio. I am glad Rangers gave them an outing and played a strong team,” told Bradley, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“It is hard to judge or gauge anybody on 45 minutes of pre-season football.

“Cardoso and Dalcio were playing with their new team-mates for the first time and they will definitely improve.

“They both looked very comfortable on the ball and have decent technique.

“I was impressed enough with the Portuguese boys and they both look as if they will be good signings and do a real job for Rangers.

“I think Cardoso in particular will benefit greatly from having the vastly experienced Bruno Alves alongside him in central defence.

“Cardoso is only 23 but you can see that there is a real tidy player in there. Dalcio flitted in and out of proceedings but he has a really nice touch and looked handy enough.”

Cardoso, 23, joined Rangers from Portuguese outfit Vitoria Setubal on a three-year deal and the centre-back will now be looking to strengthen the club’s backline.

Meanwhile, Dalcio, 21, has joined on a loan move from Portuguese giants Benfica and Caixinha has hinted that he will use him in the wide areas.

Both players will now be looking to adapt to life in Scotland with Bruno Alves and Daniel Candeias also moving across, while former Aberdeen Ryan Jack will have no problems settling in.

In other Rangers news, Simo Valakari believes this reportedly inbound Gers signing aspires to play in England.

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