Rangers desperate for Bougherra return for CL game

Rangers boss Walter Smith is hopeful that Madjid Bougherra will be available for the crucial UEFA Champions League clash with Unirea Urziceni.

The defender has missed Rangers' last four games after injuring his knee in training and was expected to be out for some time.

"I think there is a possibility that Madjid Bougherra could be fit for Romania next week," Smith told Rangers News.

"With a week of treatment in the build-up, there must be a chance. He has some bruising on the ligament but, with daily work on that, I would hope he would be fit to travel with us to Bucharest."