McCulloch builds-up Bougherra
Lee McCulloch believes Rangers team-mate Madjid Bougherra will be a wanted man after the World Cup.
Last Updated: 24/06/10 5:29pm
Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch believes team-mate Madjid Bougherra will be a wanted man after his World Cup performance.
The Algeria international may have seen his side exit at the group stage in South Africa, but they took things right to the wire and put in an admirable show against England.
Bougherra in particular was impressive against the Three Lions and he managed to nullify the threat of Wayne Rooney during the 0-0 draw.
McCulloch says the 27-year-old could walk into any top club side, although he wants him to remain at Ibrox.
"If you are playing at a World Cup against Wayne Rooney and you don't really let him get a kick of the ball, I think you could go anywhere," he said.
"Rooney is one of the best players in the world and for Madjid to have played so well against him, anybody in the world could be looking at him.
"With the season he had last year as well, I think there will be clubs looking at him and they will be hoping to get hold of him.
"But it's down to what he wants to do and what the club wants to do.
"It would be important to keep him because he is one of our best players and it would be great to keep him in the team as it would make it stronger for next year."
McCulloch added that he is pleased to see Bougherra and USA international Maurice Edu playing well and doing Rangers proud on the world stage.
"I've seen a few of the games and they have both been brilliant - a credit to the club," he remarked.
"Madjid was superb against England and I thought he was the best player on the park. That's great for the club and for himself.
"Mo was unlucky not to get that winner (against Slovenia) that wasn't offside, so they have done themselves justice and the club justice."