Bougherra fit for World Cup

28 May 2010 09:18

Madjid Bougherra has declared himself fit for Algeria's World Cup campaign.

The Rangers defender, who missed the end of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season with a calf injury, took part in his country's training session on Thursday ahead of Friday night's friendly with the Republic of Ireland.

The 27-year-old will sit that game out, but said in the Scottish Sun: "I am fine now and there will be no problem for the World Cup. I won't play against Ireland but I will play next week (against UAE) and everything is good with the injury."

He added: "There's no danger of me missing our opening game against Slovenia.

"I've had problems with the calf injury but everything is good now. I didn't do a full session on Thursday night but I will train with the boys for the first time on Monday.

"They're being careful with me but I'll play in Germany next Friday."

Source: PA