Rangers boss holds talks with AWOL Bougherra

Walter Smith has held clear-the-air talks with Madjid Bougherra and says the defender could be in contention to make his first Rangers appearance in two months at Aberdeen on Saturday.

Walter Smith has held clear-the-air talks with Madjid Bougherra and says the defender could be in contention to make his first Rangers appearance in two months at Aberdeen on Saturday.

Bougherra was left on the bench for the midweek Champions League defeat to Stuttgart after returning late from international duty for the third time this season.

His behaviour was criticised by his own team-mates, who accused him of a lack of respect, but Smith was keen to move on from the situation on Friday.

"That's all cleared up," he said of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League trip to Pittodrie.

"He is back in the squad for Saturday's game and he was in the squad for the game against Stuttgart the other night."

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