Quick links



Dominic Ball talks up Rangers' chances of beating Celtic

Rangers defender Dominic Ball has impressed during his time on loan at Ibrox this season.

Rangers loanee Dominic Ball has told Sky Sports that he is confident his side can triumph against Celtic on Sunday.

Rangers go into their match against the Bhoys in the Scottish Cup semi-final at the underdogs, given the two side’s league standings.

However, Ball says that he has watched Celtic in action on numerous occasions, and he believes that the Gers have nothing to fear.

"I have seen little bits of Celtic this season when they are on and we are not playing and I think we have a real good chance," Ball said.

Ball is likely to start for Rangers, as he has impressed on his loan spell at Ibrox this season.

Mark Warburton has placed great faith in the youngster, and he has looked at home while representing the Glasgow club.

Ball admits that playing in the Old-Firm derby would be the biggest moment of his burgeoning career to date, but he knows that has faces a test. The Tottenham Hotspur youngster has faced off against Celtic winger Patrick Roberts before, and he is aware of the England youth international’s talents.

"I think I've played against Patrick Roberts in a reserve game when he was back at Manchester City,” Ball added. “He is a very good player but we have got very good players as well, so we will see.”

If Rangers are able to beat Celtic they would keep their hopes of winning the treble alive, after already triumphing in both the Scottish Championship and the Petrofac Challenge Cup this season.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch