McGregor praises Bougherra
Rangers keeper Allan McGregor has hailed the recent displays of defender Madjid Bougherra.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 20/02/09 12:24pm
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has hailed the recent displays of defender Madjid Bougherra.
Algeria international Bougherra was linked with a move away from Ibrox in the winter transfer window, with Newcastle United mooted as potential suitors.
But the 26-year-old remained with the SPL giants and has since shone on the field, demonstrating some impressive performances at the heart of Rangers' backline.
McGregor, who has not conceded a goal in over eight hours, told RTV: "We are getting back to where we were last season defensively.
"We have also scored the most goals as well so we are doing something right - but we are not top of the league where we want to be and that is frustrating.
"Madjid has gelled well with Davie Weir and I have to say that I am pretty happy to have him playing in front of me. He's been excellent.
"Even from the very first game when he came in late against Falkirk at the end of the transfer window he did well, and he has kept performing to a good standard.
"You see his quality on the training field every day, he is a pretty commanding presence in our defence."