Rangers defender outlines how Ibrox players plan to show appreciation towards fans

Rangers defender Dominic Ball says that the Ibrox side are determined to win the Scottish Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Rangers defender Dominic Ball has suggested to the club’s official website that he and his teammates want to win the Scottish Challenge Cup for the fans.

The Gers will take on Peterhead at Hampden Park in Glasgow in the final of the prestigious cup competition on Sunday afternoon.

Mark Warburton’s side won the Scottish Championship title on Tuesday evening to gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Ball, who joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2015, has suggested that he and his teammates want to the Scottish Challenge Cup to show their appreciation to the club’s fans, 40,000 of whom will be at the game.

“I am absolutely buzzing for Sunday,” the 20-year-old told Rangers’ official website. “Being here now you get to see how big the stadium is and how big a game it is, I am looking forward to it a lot.

“It shows the support they have given us this season that so many fans are coming. Playing at Ibrox in front of 50,000 and then to have nearly that down here to support us on Sunday means we want to go and get the win to show our appreciation.”

Rangers will head into the game against Peterhead as favourites, and they will be expected to win the encounter with relative ease.

The Gers are a much stronger team than Peterhead, and the players are also in confident mood having confirmed their automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership just a few days ago.

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