Noel Whelan has tipped Steven Gerrard to sell Glasgow Rangers forward Jordan Jones after he recently broke the manager’s trust.
Jones has not future at Ibrox
After he scored against Motherwell in a 5-1 victory, it looked as though the 26-year-old may have a future at Ibrox – he was even called a “real weapon” for the club by journalist Scott McDermott. However, after the game against Kilmarnock – for which he was not included in the squad – Jones attended a house gathering along with teammate George Edmundson.
This could have had huge implications for the Gers, and Whelan believes that Jones’ actions will see him move on from the 54-time Scottish champions. He told Football Insider:
“He won’t play for Rangers again. I just don’t see it.
“He wasn’t in the team much anyway, so he wasn’t doing enough in training and behind the scenes to convince Steven Gerrard.
“Now, he’s broken the rules and broken the trust of his manager, there’s surely no way back for him at Rangers.
“They are doing brilliantly, and the last thing you need is someone upsetting the dressing room and putting themselves first in such a huge season.
“The biggest word in any job, in any relationship between manager and player is trust. If you break that trust then it’s going to be very difficult to rebuild.
“Steven will be offloading him, he won’t want people with that kind of character.”
Little chance of reprieve
Jones was reportedly told he could leave the club during the transfer window, so for him to work his way back into Gerrard’s plans shows a certain amount of determination and dedication. Why he would decide to throw it away by attending a party is anyone’s guess.
Should Jordan Jones leave the club?
Even before this error in judgement, Jones was still on the periphery of the starting XI – he has played just four games in all competitions this campaign. Given that the Gers have now gone 22 games unbeaten in all competitions this term, it is hard to see how he will find his way back into the squad.
In other news, this Rangers star could reject a new contract at Ibrox.
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