Michael Ball is looking forward to making his Ibrox return
against his Everton this weekend.
'Bally' will put an end to 19 months of pain and
frustration when he continues his rehabilitation with a friendly
fixture against the Blues.
Having been limited to just eleven appearances since his £6m
move to Rangers in 2001, the 23-year-old can't wait to get back
into the action and is delighted that is Everton who will provide
"I suppose it's going to be weird that the game I come
back in is against my old club, but I'm really looking forward
to it," said Ball.
"There will be quite a few familiar faces in the Everton side
although a lot of the lads I used to know have left the club in the
last few years.
"They had a great season last year under Davie Moyes, but I
just can't wait to get on the pitch and show the fans what I
Saturday's friendly will be an opportunity for both sets of
supporters to see their old boys in action.
While Evertonians will get a glimpse of their former left back,
Gers fans will see Duncan Ferguson at Ibrox for the first time
since the mid-nineties.
Although, not a Rangers supporter himself, Ball is looking
forward to playing against his former team-mate.
"I also hope big Duncan Ferguson plays," he
"It would be great to meet up with him again and I'm
sure the Rangers supporters will be happy to see him too.
"Big Dunc is a good lad. He lived near me in Liverpool. I had
heard all the wild stories but he was fine.
"I've got a pile of family coming up for the game because
it's Everton that we're playing and I'm making my
return, so I'll need to get them all tickets!"