Rangers boss Warburton keen to see Dominic Ball return to Ibrox, says situation is unclear

Rangers' Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the match

Rangers boss Mark Warburton would still be keen to bring Dominic Ball back to Ibrox.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Warburton told a press conference on Thursday, as seen on the club's official YouTube channel, that he would be keen to bring Dominic Ball back to the club.

The Gers have been active in the transfer market this summer, bringing in a host of midfielders such as Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar - but fans are still keen to see another defensive option arrive before this month's transfer deadline.

Rangers' Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the matchDominic Ball celebrates

Manager Warburton did land a new full back in Lee Hodson, as well as veteran defender Clint Hill, but defensive frailties were again shown up in last weekend's friendly defeat to Burnley.

Another centre back appears to be on Warburton's radar, and a move for a familiar face could be on the cards in the form of Tottenham youngster Dominic Ball.

Rangers' Dominic Ball in action with Kilmarnock's Craig Slater (L) and Greg KiltieDominic Ball in action with Kilmarnock's Craig Slater (L) and Greg Kiltie

Ball, who turned 21 earlier this week, spent the whole of last season on loan at Ibrox, and impressed whether he was playing in the heart of defence or in holding midfield.

Now back with Tottenham, Ball looks unlikely to feature in Mauricio Pochettino's first-team setup this season, and another loan exit could be on the cards for the youngster.

Rangers fans would love to see Ball return to Ibrox after his performances last season, and manager Warburton was asked about the situation on Thursday.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Warburton told a press conference, as seen on the Rangers official YouTube channel, that he would be keen to see Ball return to Ibrox - but claimed a move for the player isn't as clear as many would believe.

"Dom's one of many we've been linked with," said Warburton. "Apparently we've signed another nine this week if you believe the papers. But the fact is Dom's a very talented boy we know well."

"He settled in really well into the club, he loved the city, performed well for Rangers last year. So if that was an option for us then we would move. But it is not as clear as the media might suggest," he added.

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