Football: Myhre confidence not curtailed by injuries

Uefa Cup Third Round
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The Independent Online
THOMAS MYHRE, the Everton goalkeeper signed on loan by Dick Advocaat, will take his place between the posts when Rangers face Borussia Dortmund tonight without fear despite having his campaign truncated by injury.

With both Stefan Klos (hand) and Lionel Charbonnier (thigh) out injured and Antti Niemi remaining on loan at Charlton, Advocaat feared that the teenager Mark Brown might have to be pitched into his club's most important match of the season. But Myhre, who has played only one game this season after breaking both his ankle and foot during the summer, was only too happy answer Advocaat's call.

"It is going to be a massive game, but the Rangers fans shouldn't worry. Their hopes are in safe hands, " said the 27-year-old Norwegian. "I saw Dortmund play Rosenborg in the Champions' League, so I know something about them."

Myhre's only previous experience of European club football came during his five-year stint with the Norwegian side Viking Stavanger, but he is not intimidated by the importance of tonight's occasion. "I am confident that I will do well and I am good enough to play at this level. People might put a question mark over me because I have been injured, but it will not be a problem at all."