BRUNO ALVES insists he will relish the responsibility of leading Rangers to silverware success this season after making an instant impact at Ibrox.

The defender has become an integral part of Pedro Caixinha’s side following debut against Marseille last month and has played a key role in the wins over Sheffield Wednesday, Motherwell and Dunfermline.

Alves in the twilight of a glittering career that has seen him star for club and country and collect medals at the highest level of the game.

And the Portuguese is determined to keep the Light Blues moving in the right direction this term as Caixinha looks to bring glory back to Ibrox.

Alves said: “My move to come here was because of that. I am in a team that wins more often than not, and a team that can always fight for something more.

“This club is so big in terms of the commitment and the history. The coach also played a big part in my decision.

“It also gives me more experience in life – another country to add to the ones that I have already played in during my career. I want to have a good experience here.

“I think at this moment we need to think game by game, improve our game, all the games, this is what I am thinking. From the last game of the championship and now to the cup game, these kind of games bring confidence to the team.

“The cup game was a different level, but it was good to play at home, score goals and play good football. I think we are improving and we are getting more ready for the upcoming games.”

The capture of Alves earlier this summer was a significant coup for Caixinha as he kick-started his Gers rebuilding job.

The 35-year-old has turned in a series of accomplished showings so far this season and he is happy to pass on his words of wisdom to the Light Blues squad.

Alves said: “It is about the work we do every day. Of course, I come here and I bring with me all of the experience and things that I have learned over many years for the different clubs I have played for and also the Portuguese national team.

“The players listen to me. It is an amazing feeling when they really respect you and listen to what you have to say.

“I enjoy [the responsibility]. I have fought for big things all of my career, so it is the same responsibility as always – to win.

“We have a big responsibility in defence not to concede goals. I just want to do my job and feel like I have done it well.”