There’s lots of behind the scenes work going on at Ibrox and the training centre at Auchenhowie right now, with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard detailing some of the changes being made this week, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
In order for the squad to reach their full potential as players and as a cohesive unit, Gerrard is looking to create an elite environment that sets new standards in every aspect of the football department.
With improvements ranging from eating facilities to player gyms, a lot is being done to make sure we can push for major honours going forward.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the manager said this week:
We’re trying to create an elite environment and with all due respect the place had become a little bit tired in certain areas.
I think when we’re trying to attract players and sign players and also re-motivate the players that we inherited, it’s important that they see we are trying to make the place better.
We have put in a brand new canteen and eating facilities, we’ve improved the gym so the fitness side of it as well.
We’ve put a full-time doctor in, more physio and more masseurs. We’ve also introduced cryotherapy which helps with recovery. So the sports science department and the fitness and physio areas all got better.
In the summer we’ll improve other areas of the training ground. There’s obviously a Desso pitch in now and we’ve made it more private so we can train in peace.
So there’s a lot of work gone on here and there’s work about to start at Ibrox to make that a better place and to freshen it up and re-energise it.
It’s all pretty exciting and long overdue at the club. Investment is needed in all areas and it sounds like we are going all out to support Gerrard in changes he feels are needed to bring success to Ibrox.
It’s all up to the manager now to make sure that fans see an end product on the pitch. He knows the areas of the team that need strengthened and knows we must find consistency in results from the off when the new season kicks off.
So far it very much feels like he’s going to be the man that helps fulfil our promise as a club.