Alex McLeish: Rangers set to lose Jordan Jones this summer with exit mooted

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Alex McLeish believes that Rangers could be about to let go of a serious “talent” in Jordan Jones after his nightmare past year.

The Northern Ireland international was on loan at Sunderland last season after breaching COVID-19 protocols earlier in the campaign.

After scoring his first goal for his country this week, McLeish believes that Jones has what it takes but just doesn’t fit in at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “As far as his situation, he did very well.

“Jones showed the kind of form that he continuously showed at Kilmarnock, he had a couple of big stepbacks at Rangers and it didn’t quite work out for him.

“He’s certainly made an impression and wherever he will go, he has got a talent, no doubt about it, but he doesn’t quite fit in at Rangers.”

Never worked.

It has never worked out for Jones since he made the switch from Kilmarnock.

Whenever he got the chance to impress in the squad, it seemed to go wrong; from that red card in the Old Firm against Celtic to the latest COVID breach.

After finding the back of the net in the big win at Motherwell at the start of the latest season, there were hopes he could kick on.

That never happened, and despite glimpses of promise at Sunderland, his consistency got the best of him when he was once again needed.

McLeish has tipped an exit and he is right, as he says, Jones just doesn’t fit in at Ibrox.

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