Alan Hutton believes that Jordan Jones can have a big part to play for Rangers this season after returning from injury.
The winger missed most of the first half of the season after damaging ligaments in a challenge that saw him sent off late on in the first Old Firm of the campaign.
The 25-year-old was declared fit to play prior to the winter break, but wasn’t given the nod by manager Steven Gerrard.
He did, however, feature in the 6-1 friendly win over Lokomotiv Tashkent last weekend, and Hutton has claimed that he has a lot more to offer over the coming months.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I definitely think he can play a part, he always used to give Rangers a tough time.
“I think he’ll be looking to get that form back, it’s been a little bit sticky for him obviously with injury, a little bit up and down but I think that’s just excitement being at the club that he loves.
“I think now after everything, he can settle down and focus on his football. He gives you great quality out on the wing, he can take people on, people get excited watching him so I think he could definitely be a big figure going forward.”
Can Jones step up to the plate for Rangers this term?
You kind of have to feel sorry for the Northern Irish international.
Granted, you could argue that it was partially his fault, but that injury so early in his Rangers career essentially means that he has yet to have a proper chance to prove himself at Ibrox.
Jones was a regular in Gerrard’s plans early in the campaign, featuring in all four of the Gers’ opening quartet of Scottish Premiership matches, and there’s no reason why he can’t come back into the fold now he’s fully fit.
We saw what he can do during his spell with Kilmarnock, and he was averaging 10.5 successful dribbles per game last term, as per Wyscout.
If can get anywhere near that kind of level again this time around, he will be a serious threat for Gerrard and his side.
In other news, Confirmed: Rangers announce loan exit for Ibrox starlet.