Tottenham Hotspur loanee Dominic Ball comments on his time at Rangers

The defender has enjoyed his stint at the Scottish club.

In the summer Tottenham Hotspur decided to send two of their top young talents out on loan to Scottish side Glasgow Rangers to work under the guidance of former Brentford boss Mark Warburton.

Nathan Oduwa, who impressed early on at Ibrox, left Rangers this month. However Dominic Ball remains at the club and is a first-team regular for the Gers.

This week he has been speaking to the Welwyn Hatfield Times about his experience at Rangers so far and he is clearly enjoying himself at the Scottish club:

“I was expecting it to be big before I got here, but it’s bigger than I could have imagined.

“To begin with I was quiet and just tried to prove myself to the players that were already here.

“They are proper nice guys and to be playing with people like Kenny Miller, Martyn Waghorn and others that have done well in the game is great, they push you on and that’s what you need.

“I’ve played 17 games now and that’s one of the main things, I’m hoping to get 10-15 more by the end of the season.”

Rangers are also on the hunt for titles this season. They have taken back the initiative in the Scottish Championship ahead of Hibernian and will be playing in the Scottish Challenge Cup final and remain in the Scottish Cup.

Now he is hoping to pick up some silverware with Rangers this campaign, before heading back to Spurs:

“We are top of the league, into the final of one cup [the Scottish Challenge Cup] and into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

“I hope to be playing in the cup final and hopefully we’ll win it.

“It would be great to come back after the loan having helped the club win the league, get promotion and lift a cup.”

Ball is 21 this year and the England Under-20 international will need to press on at Tottenham Hotspur from next season.

He has played 19 times for Rangers this season and has impressed in Scottish football. Whether that will be enough to catch Mauricio Pochettino's eye or not will remain to be seen.

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