Date: 18th December 2017 at 6:25am
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Bruno Alves has claimed that Sevco are a strange team.

On Saturday St Johnstone became the fourth visiting side to celebrate at Ibrox with just four home wins out of ten for the Ibrox season ticket holders to celebrate.

Those results have resulted in some difficult phone calls with his international team-mates Ronaldo and Pepe.

Alves was brought to Ibrox to replace Clint Hill but so far he has been unable to plug the leaky defence despite a wealth of experience.

Former Celtic youth team player Denny Johnstone had a field day against Alves with the veteran defender at a loss to explain what is going on.

β€œWe are a strange team at times,” he told the Evening Times. β€œAt times it flabbergasts me, this season in particular, how we can be as good as we were at Ibrox and so poor against Aberdeen (!!!) and Kilmarnock at home.

“Maybe it is the fact there was more adrenaline and they were more concentrated, in front of 50,000.

“The way we set up we are difficult to beat and we will always fancy ourselves to score goals which makes us probably a better away side than home side but the home record has to improve, I know that and the players know that.”

Caretaker boss Graeme Murty will have to lift his squad for Saturday’s trip to Kilmarnock having slipped to third in the SPFL table behind Aberdeen.

Following back to back wins over Derek McInnes’ side hopes were high that Sevco were about to launch a title bid but that died in the air at Ibrox on Saturday.

With no progress to report in the search for a new manager it looks like Murty could be in charge for the rest of the season.