Rangers loanee Jordan Jones has hailed Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady as he fights for a starting position against the former Celtic man. 

Jones joined the Black Cats on loan in January and has had to wait for his chance to impress with McGeady recovering some personal form.

The Gers man has labelled the former Hoop as ‘top class’ as Jones looks to salvage his career away from Ibrox.

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Jones is quoted by Glasgow Evening Times as saying, “McGeady has been top class and he’s linking up with Charlie [Wyke] really well, so I understand I have to wait for my chance.

“I got my chance and I feel like I’ve come on and done well, and the most important thing is we got the point to take home.

“It is hard to go out every week and be top class. McGeady is the one in front of me and he has been top class.”

What are you thinking Jordan?

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If strike one this season was breaking COVID rules and putting his teammates in danger then surely strike two is heaping praise on a Celtic icon?

We think this say’s a lot about where Jones’ priorities lie.

If he was serious about saving his Ibrox career he wouldn’t come out with comments that are sure to wind up the Rangers faithful.

If we were in his shoes, we would be keeping our head down and focusing on how to work our way back into Steven Gerrard’s plans rather than gushing over a former Celtic man.

We don’t mind him talking about his loanee teammates but was there any need to be quite so enthusiastic about McGeady?

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This is yet another blot on Jones’ time at Rangers and while it looked pretty bleak for him here anyway, comments like these make it very hard to welcome him back with open arms.

The best-case scenario is that this is just an extreme lack of self-awareness from Jones but even then, he’s made no new friends with these comments.

In other Rangers news, Ibrox View: £200k Rangers star with ‘bit of arrogance’ can be matchwinner v Livingston.

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