Glasgow Rangers winger Jordan Jones, along with George Edmundson, has been ruled out with a seven-game ban after breaching lockdown regulations.
Jones and Edmundson unavailable until 2021
Following the Ibrox outfit’s 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock, the pair attended a house party despite regulations indicating that they should not. The two were swiftly suspended by the club, and the Gers launched an investigation into the situation.
Now, the SFA have confirmed that both players will be banned for seven games. As a result, neither will be available in the Premiership until December 30th at the absolute earliest.
Blow for Gerrard
Neither of these two players were guaranteed starters for the Gers before this, but the ban is still not good news. Jones, who was called “absolutely electric” by Steve Clarke whilst still at Kilmarnock, looked as if he had a role to play this term after scoring against Motherwell in a 5-1 victory, while Edmundson continued to provide back-up at centre-back. This will be a long season for everyone at the club as the Gers fight on four fronts for major silverware. The more players available to Steven Gerrard, the better.
Should both of these players be sacked?
There had been calls for the two to leave the club after this grave error of judgement. However, their statements after the sanction was revealed indicate that they will be given another opportunity with the 54-time Scottish champions. It is now essential that they treat that chance with the respect it deserves. Gerrard does not come across as the kind of man you would want to disappoint a second time.
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