Bruno Alves is finally in Rangers training after joining up with the club from his summer holidays.
The Portuguese defender was unable to take part in either of the club’s Europa League games against Progres Niederkorn as he played for his country at the Confederations Cup.
That competition in Russia ended two weeks ago and he’s been on a break since ahead of joining up with his new team.
And now that break has ended, with Rangers confirming on Instagram that he’s training with the first team this morning:
Bruno Alves is finally in Rangers training.. (via IG/rangersfc) pic.twitter.com/WPpwmnJi1I
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) July 17, 2017
Alves joined the club earlier in the summer on a two-year deal and is expected to bring experience and quality to a centre back position that has troubled Rangers in recent seasons.
He’s expected to partner countryman Fabio Cardoso in the centre of defence throughout this campaign and fans will be hoping for more of the no nonsense defending which has been a constant throughout his career.
Rangers get back into competitive action when they play Motherwell at Fir Park on August 6th, but Alves should throw on the blue jersey in friendly games before then.