Bocanegra braced for Dons
Carlos Bocanegra has predicted a difficult game against Aberdeen this weekend in his first visit to the Granite City.
By Matthew Skinns
Last Updated: 25/10/11 11:07am
Carlos Bocanegra has spoken of his trepidation ahead of the trip to Aberdeen on Saturday as Rangers look to claim a 14th consecutive away victory.
The Scottish champions completed a 2-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle, sending them nine points clear at the top of the SPL.
Bocanegra, the summer signing from St Etienne, is yet to experience the Granite City of Aberdeen but has been told to expect a tough challenge.
"We have another very difficult away game coming up this Saturday," the American said.
"I haven't been to Aberdeen before but I am told it is a difficult place to go to."
After squandering points in a last-gasp draw against St Mirren at Ibrox a fortnight ago, Bocanegra believes the reaction in the capital made up for the result.
"We were really pleased," he said.
"We conceded a goal in the last minute against St Mirren at home and the previous week to draw the game and drop a couple of points.
"So it's difficult to go to a venue like Tynecastle and get back to winning ways against Hearts is a good response.
"Maybe the international break had an effect on us last week but I don't think we can use that as an excuse.
"For whatever reason, we weren't sharp. But we made it right by going out yesterday and winning a very difficult game away from home. It was an important victory for us."
Ally McCoist's team sit ten points clear of Old Firm rivals Celtic who lie in third place, a point shy of Motherwell.