Dominic Ball explains why he joined Rotherham instead of Rangers

Manchester City's Sinan Bytyqi (L) in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Dominic Ball  and Sandro

Former Rangers loanee Dominic Ball joined Rotherham United from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

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

Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Dominic Ball has explained to The Glasgow Evening Times why he joined Rotherham United instead of Rangers in the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old moved to Championship club Rotherham from Premier League outfit Tottenham this summer.

As announced on Rotherham’s official website earlier this month, the former Rangers loanee has signed a three-year contract.

Ball, who can operate as defender or as a defensive midfielder, played on loan for Rangers last season.

The England Under-20 international played an important tole in the Gers clinching automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Dominic Ball - Tottenham HotspurDominic Ball at Tottenham Hotspur

The youngster has explained why he joined Rotherham from Spurs this month instead of moving back to Ibrox.

“I spoke to the manager and I am quite close with a few of the players at Rangers,” Ball told The Glasgow Evening Times. “It was an option to come up early on.

“There were a few options that I had to decide on and as soon as Rotherham came in I thought that it was the best one for me to come to the Championship.

“I had been at Rangers, I am still young and I wanted to challenge myself again at this level to see how I got on.

“I have played some tough games so far and I think at the moment this is the right club for me in terms of the challenge and my career.”

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

Ball is a talented and promising young player, and he should prove to be a good signing for Rotherham.

The 21-year-old has played three Championship matches for Alan Stubbs’s side so far this season.

Rotherham are expected to fight for survival in the Championship this season, while Rangers are aiming to win the Scottish Premiership title.

Manchester City's Sinan Bytyqi (L) in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Dominic Ball  and SandroSinan Bytyqi (L) in action with Dominic Ball and Sandro

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