RYAN JACK is settling into life at Rangers just nicely and has thoroughly enjoyed his first week at the club.
The former Aberdeen captain was given an extra week’s holiday die to the Dons’ participation in the Scottish Cup Final, and joined up with his new teammates on Monday.
It’s been an intense week which concluded with yesterday’s 5-0 win over Coleraine, but Jack is delighted with how things have gone in his first week with his new employers.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon to promote the general sale of season tickets at Ibrox, he explained: “It’s been great. I only started training on Monday and got to meet the lads and meet the manager. So far, it’s so good and I’m enjoying it. It’s maybe going to take me time to adapt to the facilities and to get to know my new teammates and the way it works day to day, but so far it’s so good.
“There have been double sessions and the manager is obviously going to try to get the way he works across to the team. It’s all about making sure when the qualifiers do come we are fully focussed and ready to hit the ground running.
“I think that’s what you use pre-season for. It’s about getting the squad together and everyone getting to know each other. I’m obviously new in the door as well and it’s about coming in every day, learning about your new teammates and the way it works, the way the training ground works and what the manager wants on the pitch.
“So it’s important we use it so when the first qualifying round does come, everyone is used to it, everyone is gelled and we are ready for the games.
“There is still plenty of time before we have a competitive game, and already we have been working on things in training and what the manager wants and expects of us. He has high standards and demands of us and that’s what you want to have as a player.”
Jack is the first Scottish player to join Pedro Caixinha’s Gers, and while he believes that will be a benefit, he pointed too to the knowledge his arrivals from beyond these shores will bring too.
He added: “Knowing the Scottish game will help, there is no doubt. But I think the signings that we are bringing in, they will have had experiences that the likes of myself haven’t had in my career.
“I’m sure if you mix them together and use their experience that they have with what me and the other guys in the changing room have of the Scottish league then I’m sure it will go well.”