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Mark Allen outlines plans to change Ibrox

Mark Allen outlines plans to change Ibrox

Rangers went through a transition of change in the summer with the arrival of Steven Gerrard as manager and the number of new players to come through the door.

However, it appears that the changes have not yet finished at Ibrox, with the Director of Football keen to continue with developing the club in the best possible way.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Mark Allen revealed that despite already upgrading the training pitches and the facilities at the Hummel Training Centre, he is now planning to fine-tune their home stadium.

“I think we have started here at the Hummel Training Centre first with the pitches and some of the canteen facilities, which everyone is aware of,” he said.

“The next phase is to fine-tune some of the stuff at Ibrox so the matchday experience for the players is right and proper for what you would expect in an elite environment.

“There will be a dining area put in for players to have their prematch meals there, there will be a players’ lounge and there will be a little gym area for the players to get ready for games.

“The manager will move a little bit and become closer to the first-team changing room, and we will create that elite environment so the players go from the [Hummel Training Centre] to the ground, and it should be seamless.

“It is all part of the bigger picture – it is about the players, it is about the manager and it is about the team but it also about the environment.”

The Verdict:

The plans outlined by Allen are certainly exciting and would help to turn Ibrox into a stadium capable of being called an ‘elite environment’.

The Director of Football certainly has big plans for Rangers and although these ideas could appear to be relatively small, the impact that they could have on the team and players could be the difference to finally bringing silverware back to Ibrox.

Rangers will be looking to continue their quest for a trophy under Gerrard on Thursday when they head to Russia to play Spartak Moscow and look to improve their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the Europa League.

Rangers fans – thoughts?

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