Date: 28th July 2021 at 10:33am
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Pre-season has been a chance for some of Steven Gerrard’s fringe players to prove that they deserve either a more regular chance in and around the first-team, or that, like Jordan Jones, they deserve a second chance.The 26-year old winger has huffed and puffed without really providing any evidence that he could contribute in the coming season and his time at Ibrox, could soon be up, according to a report in Football Insider:”Wigan Athletic have registered their interest in signing Rangers wide man Jordan Jones, Football Insider understands.”The winger, 26, has been told by the Ibrox hierarchy he is free to find a new club despite featuring in pre-season.

“Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Jones would like to secure a permanent return south of the border after an impressive loan spell at Sunderland.”

Jones was worth the punt because he was available on a pre-contract agreement but if you compare and contrast the Mark Allen signing to the likes of John Lundstram and Fashion Sakala who have arrived this summer, and were courted by Ross Wilson, then it’s easy to see the gulf in quality.

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Yes, against Midtjylland and Willem II he was outstanding and showed what he was capable of but it simply didn’t happen often enough for the 12-cap Northern Ireland international, and he was given more than enough time to prove that he could be a useful weapon in attack.

Unfortunately, his time at Rangers will always be remembered for off the field incidents rather than what he contributed on it, if we can get a decent six or seven-figure fee, then at least we’ve turned a profit.