The winger had looked to be heading out the door in January but now has a chance at redemption with an Old Firm clash on the horizon, one that he would be keen to make amends in after the red card in his first one last year nearly cost him his Rangers career, as reported by The Daily Record:
“I’d love to be involved. Obviously my last Old Firm wasn’t the best memory so I’d really like an opportunity to change that experience and change it into a positive one.
“We have to see what happens.”
Jones saw red after flying into a late and dangerous tackle on Moritz Bauer, injuring himself in the process, he wouldn’t play for another 4-5 months.
At the time, Steven Gerrard was less than impressed with the Northern International and was scathing in his assessment of the winger:
“Listen, without a shadow of a doubt he got that one bang on.
“It was a red card. I think Jordan’s been trying to appease the fans there.
“That’s not how you appease Rangers fans. You create goals and score goals if you’re a wide man.
“That’s how you get fans on your side – not kicking people in the boards ten yards away.
“He deserves the red card, he deserves the ban and he’s got everything to do now to get back into my team.”
The gaffer has given the 25-year old a second chance this season and his pace on the break against Celtic’s less-than-mobile back three could prove to be valuable in the latter stages of the game, considering how far out of the picture he was, it would be some achievement should his career in Light Blue turn full circle.
Should Jones start against Celtic?
If he gets his wish and a shot at redemption, the best way for Jones to repay his manager and the support would be for him to put in the sort of performance that we all know he is capable of, he has the potential to terrorise the likes of Shane Duffy and Christopher Jullien, whether or not he will get it is down to one man.