STEWART ROBERTSON is confident the investment in the Hummel Training Centre will pay off for Rangers.

The Light Blues board have spent significant sums upgrading the facilities at their Milngavie base following the appointment of Steven Gerrard as boss.

A new pitch has been laid and cryotherapy chamber installed, while plans are also in place to build a dome with an artifical surface.

A stand is also being built at present and Managing Director Robertson is pleased with the progress being made off the park.

He told RangersTV: “The whole training centre is a fantastic facility. It is now nearly 20 years old and you don’t think of it as being that age.

“So there were improvements that had to be made to give us that elite environment that the guys are after and should have to give them the best chance of doing the best job on the pitch.

“So that has been great to see and it is expensive, it costs a lot of money, but it is a long-term investment and it’s not just the first team that benefit from that, it is also the Academy and the players in our Women’s squad who will begin to play their games up there from the summer.

“The new stand, which the Rangers Fans Fighting Fund funded, is going to be a great acquisition for us because it is not just the stand, there are four dressing rooms, there is an education base and there is some more office space which we badly need as the facility expands.

“I think we have now doubled the number of people at the facility compared to when it first opened, so we need to move with the times to make sure it is fit for purpose.”