Madjid enjoying home comforts
Madjid Bougherra is confident Rangers can maintain their impressive home record against Dundee United.
Last Updated: 17/09/10 10:05am
Defender Madjid Bougherra is confident Rangers can maintain their impressive home record against Dundee United on Saturday.
United travel to Ibrox this weekend looking to become the first Scottish side to defeat the Gers there since Inverness in March last year.
Walter Smith's team went undefeated at home in domestic competition last term for the first time since the 1992-93 season, when Rangers also stretched their unbeaten run into Europe, coming within 90 minutes of reaching the UEFA Champions League final.
Financial constraints have seen Smith unable to buy a player for two years until last month when he signed James Beattie and Nikica Jelavic, meaning the squad is full of players who have enjoyed back-to-back SPL title glory.
And 27-year-old Bougherra, who arrived at Ibrox two years ago from Charlton Athletic, says that winning mentality allows him to enter every match with complete faith in his team-mates.
"We have many players from last year so we have the experience. We know what we need to do," said Bougherra.
"I'm very confident every time we play because I know the man I have in front of me or next to me is a good player and has won the title.
"I'm very confident every time I play. If we give everything, we will win everything.
"All the players feel very comfortable at Ibrox, it's a good atmosphere, a fantastic pitch. We are looking to keep this record."
Rangers have enjoyed 2-1 wins over St Johnstone and Kilmarnock at home this term, but Algeria stopper Bougherra feels Scottish Cup winners United will pose their first serious Ibrox challenge.
However, Bougherra can draw comfort from the last time the Gers hosted the Tayside outfit in league action, when he scored the club's goal of the season in a 7-1 rout last December.
"I don't score many goals like this," Bougherra told Blues News.
"Usually I give the ball wide but I went through the middle and saw a space and just kept going.
"I got a trophy from the fans which is in my home and the video is on my computer so I can show my kids.
"I hope we win but I don't know if I can score another goal like that one."