Rangers have been dealt a blow with the news that Madjid Bougherra will be sidelined for the next two weeks with a hamstring injury, picked up during the League Cup Final win over at Celtic.
The Algerian will now likely miss at least three of Rangers’ games, including the home game against Dundee United, and games away to St. Johnstone and Hamilton Accies.
“I have had a scan and I’ve been told I will be out for a couple of weeks,” Bougherra told the Evening Times. “I hope to be back for the last couple of games before the split. It is a little worse than I feared. I had hoped to play for Algeria against Morocco, but it just wasn’t possible. Now I just have to make sure I get over the injury and come back okay for the final games of the season.”
Bougherra’s injury will now see Smith turn to Steven Whittaker who will slot in beside David Weir as a makeshift central defender, with Kirk Broadfoot still several weeks away from a return to action after four months out through injury.
Source: Evening Times