Coach Djamel Belmadi

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi intends to field a more established starting line-up against Nigeria in Tuesday’s friendly at the Olympic Stadium, Oran, reports

The Desert Foxes beat Guinea 1-0 in a friendly at the same venue on Friday, with Islam Slimani stepping off the bench to score the winner 11 minutes from time.

The gaffer gave a number of newer players a run-out as the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Youcef Belaili and Aissa Mandi were only named amongst the substitutes.

“Nigeria is another game. We will try to get the whole group to play.

“The next game there will be more connection in our game because there will be players who are used to being there,” Belmadi told reporters.

“You need automatisms to have a smoother game. Opposite, we have a good opposition. It’s not a small team.”

The North Africans are unbeaten in their last three encounters with the Super Eagles, including back-to-back wins most recently.