Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones has confirmed he won’t be making an early move to Rangers this January despite signing a pre-contract to make the switch to Ibrox at the end of the season.
The Northern Ireland international signed a four-year deal at Rangers two weeks ago and took to Twitter rather excitedly to let everyone know how happy he was to sign up with Killie’s title rivals, sparking outrage amongst supporters of the Rugby Park side.
— Jordan Jones (@JJordanjones11) January 5, 2019
It sparked speculation that he could be set to make an early move to the Gers this month, but that has now been ruled out by the player himself, who is intent on giving his best to Kilmarnock over the next few months.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Jones said of the situation:
I’m fully committed to Kilmarnock until the summer. I won’t leave in this window. Everyone has an opinion in football and they are maybe a bit upset in way it was done but my team-mates and gaffer know how committed I am. I need to show to the fans.
Looking back at the tweet, I was over excited and it was a bit of inexperience but I can’t take it back. I can only win them back with performances. I’ve always tried to give my best in two-and-a-half years and commitment never in question. That won’t change. It’s happened.
The Rangers thing is put to the side until the summer. It’s old news. I’m fully focused on helping Kilmarnock.
While it’s disappointing to hear that Jones won’t be boosting the Rangers squad this January, the player is right to try and win back supporters if he had no intention originally of moving to Ibrox this month.
This will allow him to fully focus on his football and find good form before attempting to make an impact in our squad this summer.