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Chris Sutton comments on Rangers' Bruno Alves

Bruno Alves of Portugal and Chris Wood of New Zealand battle for possession during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between New Zealand and Portugal at Saint...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have lost both games that Bruno Alves has missed over the past week.

Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal speaks with Portugal's defender Bruno Alves (R) during the 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final football match between Portugal and Chile at the Kazan Arena...

Chris Sutton has said on BT Sport that he believes Bruno Alves wants to leave Rangers in January.

Rangers slumped to a new low on Friday night after losing 2-1 away to bottom-of-the-table Dundee for their second successive defeat under caretaker boss Graeme Murty.

Alves, who has 94 caps for Portugal, played no part in either defeat due to a back injury but his return can't come soon enough as the Gers look to stem the tide of sluggish defeats.

Bruno Alves of Portugal and Fedor Smolov of Russia battle for possession during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Russia and Portugal at Spartak Stadium on June...

The 35-year-old was signed by Pedro Caixinha, who was axed last month, and Sutton told BT Sport that he thinks the veteran centre-back probably wants to quit the club when the transfer window opens.

"Alves is an interesting one at the moment for me. He's injured, but you can see him thinking 'in January, I want off'."

Sutton might be right. This isn't quite what Alves signed up for and, being in the twilight of his well-travelled career, the big man might fancy another, brighter move before hanging up the boots.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 22:Bruno Alves of Rangers tackles All Campbell of Motherwell during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

His importance to Rangers has been highlighted since falling injured and it's probably no coincidence that the Gers have lost both games that he missed through injury.

They host Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday night and fans will be hoping he's back in time.

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