Dominic Ball on dealing with the competition for places at Rangers

The Tottenham Hotspur youngster has stepped to the fore in recent weeks.

Dominic Ball has addressed the competition for places at Rangers and dismissed the notion of there being any rivalry between the players.

The on-loan Spurs youngster has seen his game time limited by the form of first-choice duo Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan, but a recent injury to the former has given the 20-year old an opportunity to take centre stage.

“All three centre-backs feel the same about each other and that’s if you’ve got the shirt then you’ve got to work hard and you have to be working harder to try and win it back and be in the team,” said Ball in an interview on

“I was out of the team for quite a while and I was working extremely hard to try and get in and I got my chance.

“Unfortunately that chance was because of Danny getting injured but that is what happens in football…In every team you have four players for two positions and everyone has to be at their best to keep their spot.

“There is no rivalry between us, we get on very well, which is the same with every player in the team and that is the team spirit you need to win and push on,” he added.

Ball has stepped up to the plate in the Gers’ recent hard-fought victories but permanently dislodging one of Kiernan or Wilson will be a tall order.

The youngster’s time at Ibrox has been overshadowed by the eye-catching performances of fellow Spurs loanee Nathan Oduwa, but his parent club will be glad to see the central defender getting minutes under his belt.

Ball is a player with undoubted potential but making the grade at Spurs amidst the raft of defensive options at their disposal will be difficult and an extended stay at Rangers could be on the cards should this season go to plan.

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