QPR midfielder Dominic Ball has spoken candidly about his Aberdeen spell.
The Englishman spent a season and a half on loan at Pittodrie, playing in a variety of positions for Derek McInnes.
This summer he was reunited with Mark Warburton at Loftus Road, the man that first introduced him to Scottish football whilst he was at Rangers.
Ball has said that he ‘loved’ his spell with the Dons.
He told the Daily Record: “My first six months at Aberdeen weren’t great because it took time to adapt and after that I absolutely loved it.
“I struggled at first. I was just overthinking things a little bit. The last two months of my first season at Aberdeen I really started to love it and I fell in love with the game again. It was a feeling I hadn’t had for a while.
“I went up there last season, played a lot of games and I did well and I am grateful to Derek McInnes and his coaching staff for that. It not only gave me the opportunity to play at a great club like Aberdeen but gave me some other great opportunities this summer.”
Ball remembers his Aberdeen spell with fondness
Aberdeen is a club Ball clearly has a lot of time for. Whilst he didn’t play every game, the versatile defender certainly did a job when asked by McInnes.
He was never brilliant, but Ball didn’t do much wrong either. The 24-year-old was a pretty average player, going about his business quietly for the Dons.
In total he made 59 Aberdeen appearances, just three more than he’d made at all his previous clubs combined prior to his Pittodrie stint. It has kickstarted his career down south again.
Warburton has fielded Ball four times, playing him mostly in CDM or centre-back. He is getting games with QPR in the Championship and the Englishman has the Red Army to thank for that.
QPR’s utility man seems to appreciate what the club have did for his career.