Rangers defender Dominic Ball opens up on discussion with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Dominic Ball joined Rangers on loan from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Rangers defender Dominic Ball has revealed to The Scottish Sun what he and Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino spoke about last season.

Ball joined Scottish Championship outfit Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

“I spoke to him (Pochettino) last season and asked him what I needed to do,” the 20-year-old told The Scottish Sun. “He said if I showed him in training that I deserve to play then I would.

“After two or three months we decided the best thing for me was to get games, so I went out on loan to Cambridge. This year, the best thing for me was to get more games again because as a centre-half that’s what you need.”

Ball has been playing well for Rangers this season and has established himself as one of the more important players in Mark Warburton’s team.

It will not be easy for the youngster to break into the Tottenham first team next season due to the competition for places, but he will certainly be given chances by Pochettino if he maintains his current form for the rest of the season.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 40 points from 15 matches, three points clear of second-place Hibernian.

The Gers will take on Greenock Morton at Ibrox in Glasgow in the league on Saturday afternoon.

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