John Brown names Rangers' most crucial signing; believes Lee Wallace will benefit from arrival

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Glasgow Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has already brought a number of signings to Ibrox this summer.

Former Rangers ace John Brown believes that Bruno Alves is the Gers' most crucial signing of the summer, and added that he believes that Lee Wallace will be the major beneficiary of the Portuguese's arrival, the Daily Record reports.

The Light Blues have made a number of signings this summer, with Alves arguably proving to be the highest-profile acquisition with the 35-year-old boasting 93 caps for his country. 

Bruno Alves celebratesBruno Alves

And Brown insisted that Alves is the kind of player who will be able to galvanise Pedro Caixinha's men - thus making him a fantastic addition to the squad.

“Of all the manager’s signings, Alves is the crucial one. He has 93 caps for Portugal and will come with a real drive to succeed," he said, as reported by the Record.

“His natural instinct in that dressing room will be to pull people together."

With Alves clearly a leader, some Gers fans may be wondering whether Wallace's role as captain could be under any threat - especially as it is the former that has been signed by the current boss. 

While it remains to be seen however whether Caixinha decides to make a change regarding who wears the armband, Brown is confident that playing in the same team as Alves will ultimately have a positive impact on the left-back.

“In any successful side you’ll find experience in the centre of defence," he added.

Rangers' Lee Wallace looks dejected after the gameLee Wallace

“If Rangers can get that through Alves, Wallace’s game will come on a ton – because your organiser has to be your centre-half."

Given the number of younger defenders within the Rangers ranks, Caixinha will be hoping that Wallace is not the only player to benefit from Alves' arrival.

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