Bamba unlikely to face Hoops

25 January 2010 02:06
Hughes may afford the defender some additional rest, although he does hope to include him in his squad for Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of St Mirren.

Ivory Coast, with Bamba in the team, lost their quarter-final against Algeria 3-2 after Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra took the game to extra-time with an injury-time header.

"I don't know what the travel plans are for the Ivory Coast and, while you never know with Sol, I think it would be a bit soon to expect him back and ready to play on Wednesday night," Hughes told the Edinburgh Evening News.

"I would, though, anticipate him being here by the weekend but I'd then have to watch him, to put an arm around him and assess his mental state.

"It may be he'll need a bit of a rest."

Source: Team_Talk