Bougherra focused on Gers

Algerian ace ready to impress for Rangers

Bougherra: Focused

Bougherra: Focused

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Madjid Bougherra insists he is focused and ready to give his all to Rangers' cause this season.

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Despite being linked with numerous moves away from Ibrox, the Algeria international is now looking forward to another season with the SPL champions.

The 27-year-old is relishing the prospect of UEFA Champions League football in the coming campaign and is eager to test himself against some of Europe's finest.

Bougherra has flown to Australia along with Walter Smith's other first-team players knowing there is a lot of hard pre-season work to get through to be ready for the opening day against Kilmarnock.

Good year

"I need to train hard in pre-season to have another good year and that's what I will do," he told the Daily Record.

"I can't wait to play in the Champions League again. It's the World Cup for clubs.

"This is the very highest level you can play at. It's not every day you get to play in this tournament.

"It's always nice to play in the competition and I would love to make further progress this time.

"I'm looking forward to going to Australia as there is much work to be done ahead of the new season.

"We need to prepare well and be ready for each of the competitions we play in this year."