We’ve talked a fair bit about Jordan Jones recently, and it’s with good reason. Regular readers will know we’ve plugged him for a starting jersey for long enough, and our manager, for right or wrong, wasn’t interested until Sunday.
He started, and he took his chance well.
However, one unexpected beneficiary of his starting jersey was in actual fact a familiar team mate from his international duties, and that was of course Steven Davis.
While Davis’ performance wasn’t the best he’s ever produced, it was still very good indeed, and it was aided by Jones’ running – and most crucially, their understanding.
See, a bonus addition of Jones’ introduction to the Rangers side is he and Davis are already extremely comfortable with each other for Northern Ireland, and this was never more apparent than when the record breaking NI captain not only got forward but exchanged a superb one-two with his wing friend and Rangers nearly profited deep into the second half.
It was rather uncharted territory for Davis, but with Jones’ understanding with him it was easy.
It’s just yet another facet to the ex-Killie man’s restoration to the first team, and while we couldn’t guess if he’ll start on Thursday (he is in the squad at the moment) he may well, given he’s basically got 18 months of football to catch up on, give or take.
But Steven Davis certainly appreciates him.