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Dominic Ball hails Rangers cup win, says it means everything to him

The on-loan Tottenham Hotspur man expressed his pride and delight at getting his hands on a first senior trophy.

Rangers defender Dominic Ball has admitted that getting his hands on a first major senior trophy means "everything" to him and hailed his teammates after the Petrofac Challenge Cup triumph, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

The Gers beat Peterhead 4-0 at Hampden Park on Sunday to seal their second honour of the season after securing the Scottish Championship title earlier this month.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ball, who reunited with his former Watford academy coach Mark Warburton by joining the Ibrox side on loan for the season back in August, played 90 minutes in the final in his first appearance in two weeks.

The 20-year-old hailed the quality of his teammates and was clearly delighted to get his hands on silverware at such a young age.

He said, according to quotes published by the Scottish Sun: "It means everything, to finally win a medal is brilliant. I think we obviously started off slow, just getting used to the pitch and stuff, but when we finally got going I thought the lads were top class.

"We always look to score more than what we have and we’re always disappointed if we miss chances, but four-nil in a cup final is something to be proud of."

Ball has impressed at Rangers in his spell on loan, making 26 appearances in all competitions and being tipped by some to become the latest young talent to emerge at Spurs sooner rather than later.

He will hope to retain his place in what would arguably surpass Sunday's final as the the biggest match of his fledgling career when the Gers take on arch-rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final back at the national stadium next weekend.

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