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Alex McLeish has claimed that Jordan Jones could have the confidence to “go flying” for Rangers after his goal against Motherwell.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, the former Gers boss suggested that he had begun to wonder whether or not the winger was ever going to make it in Glasgow, but believes that he could be reinvigorated after his strike in last month’s 5-1 rout.
The 25-year-old opened his account for Steven Gerrard’s men at the 17th time of asking following a disrupted debut season with the Light Blues.
But McLeish has backed him to really kick on in the wake of his goal.
Speaking to Ibrox News, he said: “I was beginning to think ‘what’s happened to the kid?’.
“He went right out of favour with Stevie, but he’s obviously showed something for the manager to pick him. Scoring that goal showed his tremendous pace. That’s a worry to any defender.
“It’s confidence. When players lose confidence, they tear their hair out thinking ‘how am I going to get my game back?’.
“It can take a little moment like that goal for Jordan to go flying now. He certainly came up with the goods, and what an addition to the squad if his confidence is at full pelt.”
Jones signed for the Gers from Kilmarnock on a free transfer last summer.
He made just five starts in 15 outings for Gerrard’s side in 2019/20, suffering a knee ligament injury that kept him sidelined for the vast majority of the campaign.