By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

16th Jul, 2021 | 8:00pm

Alex McLeish: Rangers have put Jordan Jones in shop window

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has insisted that Rangers have put Jordan Jones in the shop window during the start of pre-season.

The Northern Ireland international was shipped out to Sunderland last season after breaching COVID-19 rules.

McLeish believes that Steven Gerrard is getting Jones’ fitness up to scratch, with a permanent exit well on the cards.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “There is that as well.

“Jordan didn’t have a foreseeable future after going to Sunderland, but after asking him back, Gerrard has a duty to get these players to top fitness.

“Sometimes, you have to get them in the shop window.”

Good riddance.

It has never worked out for Jones at Ibrox.

There was big excitement after he arrived from Kilmarnock, but there is always something bad rather than good.

We instantly remember that red card against Celtic, and then last seasons’ nightmare with breaching the protocols in Glasgow.

Moving to League One in England also highlighted his level too, and proved that he may not be good enough to consistently perform.

McLeish believes that Jones and even the likes of Brandon Barker will be in the shop window, and if we can raise funds to use elsewhere, it will happen.

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