GRAEME MURTY believes the Rangers Academy will reap the rewards of Ross Wilson’s influence in the coming years.

Wilson was appointed as the Light Blues’ Sporting Director last month following the departure of Mark Allen and started his role at Ibrox and the Hummel Training Centre over the last fortnight.

Wilson turned down the chance to oversee Rangers’ off-field infrastructure before Allen was named Director of Football two years ago but has now returned north of the border following spells with Watford, Huddersfield and Southampton.

The former Falkirk Head of Football Administration spoke positively about the youth structure at Rangers earlier this week. And Under-20s boss Murty is confident Wilson will have a real impact on the next generation of Gers stars.

Murty said: “It has been really interesting working with Ross. We had an analysis session the other day and the players delivered the feedback so they analysed one another, they were split into groups, and analysed the game in this fantastic new auditorium.

“Ross was sat at the back so there was a bit of trepidation there but they got past it and came into themselves to deliver good feedback.

“He has been a noticeable presence around the place, he had a good meeting with the players and said that he will be at the games, they will see him and they need to know who he is.

“He has had a real positive impact on their psyche, I think, and the players know that there is another person that they have to impress, which is good for us. He reinforced the message that we keep on giving them about trying and striving to be their best every single day.”