'I feel good' - Alves delivers verdict on Rangers senior player after draw v Motherwell
Rangers defender Bruno Alves has raved about playing alongside Russell Martin at the heart of the Gers’ defence – and revealed playing beside the Scotland international makes him “feel good.”
Alves and senior team-mate Martin started against Motherwell in the Gers’ 2-2 draw with Motherwell but didn’t cover themselves in glory with their performances against the Steelmen.
Portugal defender Alves admits however that the Gers defence and midfield need to “play better” if they are to improve in the future.
“I feel good playing with him, he is very experienced and we talk a lot. The defensive line and the midfield needs to play better so that the team be better in the future,” Alves said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
Alves has made 22 appearances for the Gers since his summer move from Cagliari and is hoping to book a spot in Portugal’s World Cup squad with his performances for the Light Blues.
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Alves might want to continue playing with Martin and think they are a good pairing but Rangers fans have already seen enough of the pair together and don’t want to see any more of it. Since arriving at Ibrox, the 95-times capped defender has been nowhere near good enough and has failed to come close to meeting even the most conservative of expectations. Despite having another year on his Ibrox contract, the Gers should look to find a way to move Alves on in the summer and use his undoubtedly hefty wages to bring in someone prepared to do more than go through the motions.