Jordan Jones’ return to Ibrox amidst a mixed time of it down south reminds us of why Steven Gerrard is the manager and we’re not.
Reported to be a Mark Allen capture, Jones was never in Stevie’s favour from day one, being only a fringe player even before Rangers secured Ryan Kent, and before the infamous red card.
So he wasn’t a player Stevie rated enough to want to pick.
And while he did decently in some of his cameos (his assist got us in 2019’s UEL and his goal v Motherwell was fine) overall his didn’t do enough to prove himself.
Indeed, the winger admits his attitude was all wrong, and prior to said goal at Fir Park had only just started to improve himself in training.
But by then it was too late – and off to the Stadium of Light he went.
And his performances there have been mixed at best as well – he’s had injuries and suspensions and has rarely lasted a full 90 minutes – in 19 appearances 3 goals and 4 assists which isn’t bad but it’s league one and not the Premier League.
It has, ironically, been the best period of his career – and while he’s done well with his country, we can’t help feeling this is a player whose reputation is better than he is.
In this day and age of Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe, Jordan Jones, while a decent player, doesn’t cut it.
And his return to Rangers will see him either shipped out on loan again or cut loose entirely.
We used to implore Steven Gerrard to play Jones more, but if he can’t even get consistency and deliver at his best for his hometown/boyhood team what chance does he of doing so at Ibrox?
Stevie’s made his call on this guy, and while he’s back at Ibrox now, we doubt he still will be come the new season.