As you can imagine, the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern have largely been discussing the seemingly imminent arrival of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager. After such a long wait, our local Light Blues are ready to welcome the Dons chief with open arms.
While the fact the Gers’ long and drawn search for a new coach is looking like coming to a close has obviously caused a huge amount of excitement, some of our punters are quite frankly bored in talking about. It’s been that long.
With that in mind, at least reports from the Scotsman have provided a different topic to discuss. They’ve revealed the Ibrox side have been handed a green light by the council to build a new youth complex at their training ground as the club look to the future.
Considering the fact that Myles Beerman, David Bates and Ross McCrorie have all emerged as first-team options of late, our regulars have a huge amount of trust placed in the academy, so the fact they now have the go-ahead to build on the £14m complex has delighted many of them.
If done correctly, this can only be a good thing for Rangers. After the financial turmoil of a few years ago, they need to build from within and a new base really could help.