Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs delighted to land Dominic Ball after watching defender shine at Rangers



Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs admits he was desperate to sign defender Dominic Ball after seeing the defender shine at Rangers.

Ball, who can also play in midfield, has penned a three-year deal after the Millers paid an undisclosed fee to Tottenham for the 21-year-old.

The Spurs academy graduate helped Rangers clinch the Championship title ahead of Stubbs’ Hibs last season, making a total of 30 appearances, and Ibrox manager Mark Warburton had been keen to recruit Ball for a second loan spell.

(Pic: @OfficialRUFC)
(Pic: @OfficialRUFC)

But Stubbs is delighted the the player has chosen to head to the New York stadium.

Speaking to the, he said: “First of all we’re delighted that we’ve managed to get the deal concluded and Dominic is a player I know quite a bit about from my time at Hibs, with him playing at Rangers on loan from Tottenham.

“He did very well and I think any young player going into that environment at Rangers is a big ask, but he fitted into it very well and he was very comfortable with the situation.

“We’re delighted that we’ve managed to sign him.

“We’re getting him at a great age.

“He’s 21 and he’s a young, talented defender who will give real competition for places here which is what we want.

“He’s a defender who is very comfortable on the ball and he’s got good pace and reads the game well – and it’s a great signing for us.”