Alex McLeish reacts to impending Rangers exit for Jordan Jones
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Alex McLeish has tipped Rangers outcast Jordan Jones to seal a move to a club with “massive ambition” this summer.
Steven Gerrard has given the green light for the sale, with Wigan, Ipswich and Sunderland all credited with interest [FLW].
Jones has endured a shocking past year, breaching COVID-19 rules and never really earning back the trust of the management team.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I don’t think he would be disappointed.
“Those clubs are extremely ambitious and should be in a higher division, and signing someone such as Jordan Jones shows they are trying to get there.
“If Jones can be convinced, I think he will be choosing a club with those massive ambitions.”
Even if you take away the breach of rules, Jones just simply isn’t good enough to make a huge impact on this squad.
Fashion Sakala has arrived and added to the likes of Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi, who are all ahead in the pecking order.
Moving down to League One in England and struggling with Sunderland last season proved Jones’ level.
The Northern Ireland international has had plenty of chances too at Ibrox but has wasted every single one of them during his time here.
It is the right time to cut ties and move on, we don’t have room for any deadwood as we look to dominate for many years to come.
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