DOMINIC BALL was thrilled to celebrate winning his first senior medal in front of a packed Ibrox Stadium last night.

Ball paid tribute to the club’s supporters who packed out the famous old ground last night to hail their long-awaited return to the top-flight of Scottish football.

Speaking exclusively to, he explained: “It’s what we’ve been working for all season. The fans have been brilliant and last night was just a case of showing our appreciation to them.

“The atmosphere was brilliant – as it has been all season – and I just loved doing the lap of honour and seeing how much it meant to them.”

Ball has spent the season on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, and he reckons his spell in Glasgow has brought him on massively as a player.

He continued: “I think I have improved loads. I’ve added versatility to my game having played right-back and centre-mid as well as centre-half, and the gaffer and David Weir have helped me massively to improve.

“It’s added value to me as a player.”

Despite not getting on the field last night, Ball has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Rangers, and he now looking forward to staking a claim for a starting berth in Sunday’s Petrofac Cup final at Hampden.

He added:  “I’ve played my share of games and have done what I have to do. The gaffer likes a lean squad with everyone putting the work in, and I’ve done that.

“I didn’t play last night but it was still great to be a part of and the lads did brilliantly to get over the line.

“Every player in the squad has worked hard, and it’s good to have the competition for places. Sunday will be another massive event and the players will go out to get the win.”


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