Monday, 27 January 2020

Waste of a jersey - but he still plays



If there was one thing more desperate yesterday than Rangers’ abject display, it was deep into the second half and the obligatory warm up from the utterly useless Sheyi Ojo.

Yes, we’ve called it – he’s a waste of a jersey, who offers nothing but frustration. And yet as the minutes ticked away yesterday, the inevitable sight of him getting ready to come on and not Jordan Jones was beyond belief.

Jones hasn’t had a sniff since his admittedly poor outing v Stranraer – but again, them’s the rules that apply to guys like him and Polster, and not to the Sheyi Ojos or Jon Flanagans of this world.

Indeed, as we touched on a few entries again, Steven Gerrard has made it clear that Ojo will play, ‘because we need him’ – implying strongly that he only ‘hopes’ he kicks onto form.

Whereas someone like Jones? Plays poorly, and gets dumped – no second chance.

That image of the hopeless Liverpool winger doing his stretching in the background while the team flailed on the Tynecastle turf as Jones sat on unable to do a thing summed up the bizarre hatred the manager appears to have for absolutely no reason for certain players.

Forget the September red, it’s history now, and you can’t hold a grudge forever, poor though it was. Pretty sure Alfredo Morelos has been forgiven for worse.

Jones is an NI international, with assists at the top level and was impressive at Killie – it’s why he got his big move.

But it hasn’t worked at Ibrox yet because his manager doesn’t like him.

And so it’s Ojo (or Barker) who gets the sub appearance, and once again does nothing with it, but already knows he’s in the plans for the next month or two anyway.

As for Jones, we have no idea how his future at Ibrox will or can pan out.
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