Jordan Jones perhaps hasn’t had the start to life at Rangers that he will have been hoping for.
After moving to Ibrox from Kilmarnock over the summer, the 25-year-old has been sidelined since September with a self-inflicted knee ligament injury he sustained in challenge against Celtic defender Moritz Bauer that ultimately saw him sent off too.
And his manager has been clear about the size of the task facing the winger.
As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Steven Gerrard said: “I think it would be very naive from a personal point of view if he hasn’t learned from that, because he has missed a big chunk of the season.
“This was a huge move for Jordan, it was the move he had his eye on for a long time, so for it to come and then for him to miss a big chunk already, he’s got it all to do.
“So I’m really looking forward to welcoming him back and seeing his reaction from missing such a big part of the season.”
The hope will be that Jones can hit the ground running on his return.
According to the Daily Record, the wide man could be in line for a return to the starting lineup against former side Killie on Thursday, and given the fact that he featured in the Gers’ first four Scottish Premiership matches prior to his injury, that doesn’t seem too unreasonable.
We know what he is capable of, of course, and his directness and pace could be lethal in the second half of the season.
Still, there is the worry that he was naive to make such a dreadfully rash and damaging decision in a game as big as the Old Firm back in September.
If he was a young player, perhaps it would be more excusable, but Jones is 25 now, and he has to cut that kind of nonsense out of his game if he is to have a future at Ibrox.
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