CLINT HILL knew Steven Gerrard had raised standards on the park at Rangers as he has watched from afar since leaving Ibrox.

But the former Light Blues defender now knows how high the bar has been lifted off the park as well after returning to Glasgow for the Legends match with Liverpool.

Hill was part of the Gers side, managed by Alex McLeish, that lost 3-2 to their Reds counterparts on Saturday as Gerrard made a late cameo appearance in a blue shirt.

The environment he returned to is very different from the one that he left. It has been a period of change behind the scenes as the board have upgraded and updated Ibrox and the Hummel Training Centre.


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Gerrard has made his mark right across the club since being appointed as manager. And Hill is confident that will lead to a brighter future for Rangers once again.

He said: “I think the changes at the club since I was there have been massive. Over the course of the 18 months since I left, the squad seems a lot stronger. Steven has now managed to get a lot of his own players into the squad and also managed to get his ideas across on how he wants to play.

“Just looking around the set-up of the place when I was back.

“The dressing rooms, the new canteen, everything is developing and it’s like standards are being set again. That is very important.

“It’s proper. If you are going to do things correctly, everything needs to be correct. That was one of his sayings when he came into Rangers.

“He said if the club wanted to go to the very top, that goes through nutrition, the way the lads are looked after, right the way through all aspects. I believe that is the way it has gone since he has come into Rangers and that is brilliant.”