By David Woods

23rd Feb, 2018 | 1:36pm

Huge Rangers boost confirmed as key first-teamer set to play v Hearts

Graeme Murty has confirmed that Bruno Alves is fit to play in the Premiership game v Hearts on Saturday.
The veteran has been in and out of the squad this season but has missed the last five straight Premiership games.
The news that he is contention to play against Hearts is a huge boost to Rangers who have had questions asked about their defence since the remarkable 5-3 win against Hamilton last weekend.
There was worse news for lee Wallace though, another long-term injured, who was supposed to be back this weekend.
Murty confirmed that the Hearts game would come too soon for the 30-year-old who has been out since September with a groin injury.
Murty was talking in the pre-match press conference ahead of the Premiership clash on Saturday.

Rangers fans will hope the return of Alves will inspire their team to a more solid performance against Hearts.
They have the chance to reduce the lead to Celtic at the top to just six points, with Celtic not sure to play until Sunday.
They’re travelling back from a disappointing trip to Russia where the lost 3-0 in the Europa League to Zenit St petersburg and face a tough challenge away at Aberdeen.
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