MARK Warburton would consider a move to extend Dominic Ball’s stay at Rangers but not until the season is over.

Rangers TV asked for questions from the fans this week and we were inundated with people asking about the future of the young centre-half.

Ball is a Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 player still and the manager was at pains to stress that when questioned.

He said: “Dom Ball isn’t our player; it is a loan deal so he will go back to Spurs at the end of the season.

“We feed back to Spurs every week and I am sure they will be up to see him before the end of the season.

“Dom did really well at the weekend, a young centre-half playing out of position so he did exceptionally.

“But don’t forget he is a Spurs player and we will have conversations with them about what happens going forward.”

The 20-year-old arrived in Glasgow in the summer with just four months experience as a first team player, at Cambridge United and his growth as a footballer is most crucial to Warburton.

The manager said: “We have to do the right thing and the first thing is that we have to make sure we send Dom Ball back a better player and person than when he came to us.

“If we do that then we strengthen our relationship with Tottenham and they will see other young assets as being improved by coming to Rangers.

“Dom is first class and has enjoyed his time here so I hope very much that is one we can look at in the future.”

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