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No place like home for Bougherra
Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra is confident his side can continue their impressive home record as he has complete faith in his team-mates. Dundee United visit Ibrox on Saturday looking to become the first Scottish team to beat Rangers there since Inverness in March 2009. Rangers went unbeaten at home in domestic competition last season for the first time since 1992-93, when Walter Smith's men extended the undefeated spell into Europe as they came within 90 minutes of getting to the Champions League final. With Smith being unable to buy a player for two years until last month when James Beattie and Nikica Jelavic joined the squad, the Rangers team is almost full of players who have won consecutive Scottish Premier League titles. And that winning mentality allows Bougherra to go into every match at Ibrox with genuine confidence. The Algeria defender said: "We have many players from last year so we have the experience. We know what we need to do. "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 secured 2-1 victories over St Johnstone and Kilmarnock at Ibrox this season but Bougherra feels the visit of the Scottish Cup winners is their first real test at home. However, Bougherra has happy memories of playing United at Ibrox after scoring the club's goal of the season against the Tayside club. Bougherra ran from deep inside his own half, beating several United players, before finishing from the edge of the box as Rangers thrashed the visitors 7-1 in 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."
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