Madjid plays down Miller row

Defender insists he has no problems at Ibrox

Bougherra: No problems

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Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has played down his bust-up with team-mate Kenny Miller, claiming he has no problem with anyone at the club.

Bougherra and Scotland striker Miller were involved in a training ground clash last week days after Miller criticised Bougherra for returning late from international duty for the third time this season.

However, Bougherra insists the row was not as a result of Miller's criticism and he has pledged to stay at Ibrox despite rumours of a move away in the January transfer window.

Asked if the argument was about Miller's criticism, Bougherra told the Daily Record: "Not at all. We certainly had an altercation but this happens all the time at clubs across the world.

"I want the Algerian people to know I have no problem with anyone in Glasgow, let alone coach Walter Smith, who still counts on me.

"Up until now, I decided not to speak on the subject, out of respect for my club who had just been eliminated from the Champions League and did not need this kind of problem, especially at this time.

"But we remain in the cups and the championship and they are very important to the fans. To change clubs at this time of year would be disruptive."


Meanwhile, on-loan Paris St Germain winger Jerome Rothen has rejected suggestions he had contracted swine flu.

The Frenchman has missed the last two games amid fears of having caught swine flu, but the 31-year-old insists he has not picked up the virus.

"When I got back from Scotland, I was coughing and had a fever," said Rothen

"I asked the PSG doctor to come and see me but I have definitely not had swine flu."