RANGERS Sporting Director Ross Wilson has today announced a number of staffing enhancements across the football department.
Jermain Defoe transitions to a player/coach with the men’s first-team
Eamon Swift joins as rehabilitation performance coach while Adam Roberts has been appointed as physio in the men’s first-team
David McCallum and Brian Gilmour will lead the men’s B Team
Cameron Campbell will lead the men’s under-18 team
Craig McPherson joins the women’s first-team as a coach, working with Malky Thomson
The appointments continue the development of the football department across all three main areas, with players starting to return to pre-season action ahead of some hugely exciting campaigns for all the teams in the coming season.
Speaking exclusively to RangersTV, with your club channel being the only place to follow pre-season training, Wilson commented: "It is great to see the players back firstly and all the staff. The training ground can be a bit of an empty period in the time leading up to pre-season anyway.
"But having everybody back now is great - this has always been a really tight squad together, so having them all back and feeling their spirit around the place is great.
"There has been a lot of work done here over the summer and the pitches are looking excellent, and there are still some enhancements being done internally inside the building as well, so the place looks great but it is great to have everyone back round it again.
"I talk about 'one club' a lot, and it is about making sure we are absolutely joined up as a club, and whatever practices we are seeing take place at first-team level, can we cascade them into our B Team and into our under-18 team and make sure that we stay ahead, stay current, stay fresh and definitely stay aligned to our strategy and our plan.
"I think that is what we have got now - we have a group of people that really understand what Rangers' strategy and plan looks like, what we are working towards and it is a pleasure to be here and lead these people every day as everyone is absolutely bought into what we are trying to do."
We’ll have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Rangers Training Centre every day as Steven Gerrard’s side prepare to build on the fantastic success of last season.