Rangers loanee Dominic Ball reveals his preferred position

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The Tottenham Hotspur academy product has made a solid start to his Ibrox loan spell.

On-loan Rangers defender Dominic Ball has revealed his favoured position, after his latest appearance saw him turn out at left-back for Mark Warburton’s team.

“Centre-back would be my preferred position. I played right-back and centre-midfield last season, and I’ve also played left-back maybe six years ago when I was at Watford,” Ball told Rangers TV.

Ball came to the rescue on Sunday, after Rangers skipper Lee Wallace was struck down by injury, and provided cover in the unfamiliar role but has cited his versatility as one of the key aspects of his game.

“So as a defender or defensive midfielder, I can play anywhere. We didn’t have a left-back on Sunday obviously when Lee got injured, so I had to step in and I obviously didn’t mind that,” he added.

“It was different for me, but I don’t view it as a problem.”

The 20-year old’s preferred position might be at centre-back but with Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan impressing so far this season, breaking into the Gers’ first XI looks a tough task.

Ball has already displayed some of the qualities that prompted Mark Warburton to target the Spurs youngster in his first three appearances, and he has proven himself to be a reliable back-up to the first-choice rear-guard.

His switch to Ibrox could prove something of a double-edged sword, however, with it highly likely he would have seen more game time at various Football League clubs.

That being said, the pressure he will have to cope with and the experience of a season as an Old Firm player can’t be underestimated in terms of his growth, and will stand him in good stead for his return to White Hart Lane.

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