Dominic Ball bids farewell to Rangers on Twitter

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Ibrox side Rangers will lose Dominic Ball ahead of the club's Scottish Premiership return.

Midfielder Dominic Ball has said goodbye to Rangers on Twitter as he prepares for a return to parent club Tottenham Hotspur.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a season-long loan at Rangers for the 2015-16 campaign, playing a big role in helping the Gers win promotion to the Scottish Premiership in what was a thoroughly one-sided Scottish Championship campaign, winning it by 11 points in the end.

Ball, who has been used in defence and defensive midfield, becoming Mark Warburton's version of Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier perhaps, has made 30 appearances for Rangers this past season.

It remains to be seen what happens to him at Spurs. It could be argued that his first-team prospects aren't great in North London, and he has the taste for regular football now so another loan, if not a permanent move, might be on the cards this summer.

Another Rangers man heading to North London this summer is Gedion Zelalem, who will team up with parent club Arsenal for pre-season training. The highly-rated Zelalem perhaps has more of a chance of making it at Arsenal than Ball does at the Lilywhites.

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