Rangers manager Mark Warburton has confirmed star Rangers defender Danny Wilson has effectively lost his place and must fight willingly to win it back.
On-loan Spurs stopper Dominic Ball has impressed in recent appearances, and his boss at Ibrox has admitted the man he has replaced has lost favour and will remain benched for the time being.
“Danny’s fit and well and he knows himself he must fight to get back into the team. Dom (Dominic) Ball’s come in and done well, done an outstanding job for us so it’s all about earning your shirt so Danny knows he has to be patient and he’ll work hard.”
The recently-installed Rob Kiernan and Ball partnership has certainly impressed and this is a further example of Warburton picking on merit and not reputation, and is an arguably justified decision based on Ball’s displays which have been composed, complete and defensively robust.