Dundee United owner Mark Ogren has called the University of St Andrews “a Scottish gem” and thanked the institution for their close working relationship with the club.
As the Tangerines prepare to kick off their league season at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle today, the American businessman stressed how pleased he is to have the team’s High Performance Centre based at Scotland’s oldest university.
While several clubs – including city rivals Dundee – chose to go abroad for their pre-season camp, United were happy to stay at home.
The reason was the excellent facility on their doorstep.
Ogren said: “We have our high performance training centre over there and I have spent a fair bit of time there.
“I would say that the university is a real Scottish gem.
“We are lucky to have what we have and we appreciate it.
“The university people are top-notch and we have a great relationship with them.
“The team didn’t go away over the summer precisely because we have use of St Andrews.
“Indeed, other teams go there to train.
“It is a real asset.”