TWO of Rangers’ best-known goalkeepers kicked off their pre-season training at K-Park Training Academy in East Kilbride last week.
Kids who were attending the Training Academy’s Summer Soccer School were delighted to see Allan McGregor and Andy Goram at the local football facility – and the two goalies were more than happy to share the pitch with them.
The 3G park proved to be a perfect training ground for the goalies and the kids alike as the typical Scottish weather would have prevented them from training should they have chosen a grass surface.
Andy Goram, who regularly uses K-Park for his training sessions, said: “East Kilbride Community Trust was kind enough to let myself and Allan McGregor use K-Park Training Academy and with the weather we’ve had, the excellent 3G pitch was perfect.
“I’m no stranger to the place due to my links with the local community and the boys thoroughly enjoyed the two days we had there.
“For me, it was terrific just to be back training.
“I feel I have a lot to offer keepers as a coach now.”
Allan McGregor, who was a first-time visitor to K-Park, added: “I needed the sessions and it was great to get a couple of sessions under my belt with The Goalie, who has always looked out for me.
“I’d heard all about K-Park from my old Rangers pals, Bob Malcolm and Charlie Miller.
It’s a great facility and places like this are what we need in Scotland to develop the kids coming through.”
by Paul Thomson, East Kilbride News