Rangers’ 20-year-old English defender Dominic Ball has picked out Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane as the two best players he has played against so far in his career.

The Tottenham Hotspur defender, on loan at Ibrox, has been an important member of Mark Warburton’s side, who are aiming for promotion at the end of the season.

The Gers currently sit at the top of the Scottish Championship, three points ahead of second placed Hibernian and have only lost one game in the league so far.

Ball, who has made 12 appearances for Warburton’s side, picked out Kane as the hardest striker that he had to play against and also praised the striker’s finishing.

Ball had to come up against Tottenham’s leading scorer in training before he moved to Glasgow.


The England Under-20 international also praised Manchester City’s £49m summer recruit, Sterling, and went on to add that during his formative years with QPR, Sterling would terrorise the Under-14s and Under-18s.

Speaking in an interview with Rangers TV, Ball said: “I will probably say Raheem Sterling [is the best player I have played against], when I was younger, or Harry Kane.

“When I was younger, Raheem Sterling was ripping up Under-14s and Under-18s at QPR.

“And more recently against Harry Kane in training, I would probably say he’s one of the hardest strikers I have played against, with how good he is with the finishing.”

Warburton’s men take on fifth placed Raith tomorrow and will be looking to widen the gap at the top of the Scottish Championship.