Bally Can't Wait

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 the opposition.

"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 can do."

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 continued.

"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!"

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