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Two Spurs youngsters heading to Ibrox for season-long loan with Rangers

Two highly rated Spurs youth players are heading to Ibrox.

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielders Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa had impressive pre-seasons with Spurs and they're being rewarded with a season-long loan to Rangers in Scotland. The story is reported in the Daily Record, and has been corroborated by Lyall Thomas on Twitter.

Dominic Ball himself confirmed the loan to Rangers on his personal Twitter account.

Rangers are managed by Mark Warburton, whom Spurs fans might recognize as the former manager of Brentford FC, where Alex Pritchard spent all of last season on loan. Warburton and Spurs have had a rather amicable relationship over the past couple of seasons while he was at Brentford, and it appears Warburton is going back to the same well to get Rangers back up to prominence.

Rangers are back in the Scottish second division this season after going into administration and eventually being liquidated back in 2011. They were reformed immediately as a "new" club and were bumped down to the fourth division of Scottish football, but are now one promotion from rejoining rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish football pyramid.

Both Ball and Oduwa are highly rated Spurs academy graduates and up and coming development players. Oduwa in particular impressed in Spurs' behind-closed-doors friendlies, and giving both a chance at regular football under a proven youth developer like Warburton at a huge stadium like Ibrox should be very good for their development.