The inclusion of one man in particular among Rangers’ matchday squad on Boxing Day pleased a lot of ‘Gers supporters.
The Light Blues’ official Twitter channel @RangersFC posted the starting XI and substitutes for their fixture against Kilmarnock 75 minutes before kick-off.
The omission of top scorer Alfredo Morelos from the starting line-up was notable, although the presence of another man on the bench caught the attention of many Rangers fans.
Jordan Jones was in the matchday squad for the first time in almost four months, having been ruled out since early September with a knee injury. [via TransferMarkt]
He suffered that body blow in the challenge which saw him sent off against Celtic when the teams met earlier this season and ironically could be in line to return against the Hoops as the Premiership’s top two clash on Sunday, having not been introduced in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.
Jones had played in 10 matches this term prior to his injury and was picked in the matchday 18 at the expense of Sheyi Ojo, who had come under fire from some pundits and ‘Gers supporters over his form.
These Rangers fans on Twitter were jubilant at seeing Jones back in the squad on Boxing Day:
Nice to see Jones back 🇬🇧
— Gov’nor Walker 💙✋🗡🛡🇬🇧 (@nor_gov) December 26, 2019
Ojo finally binned for Jones? 👍
— Ian Hainey (@Ian_Hainey) December 26, 2019
— chris (@Chrisquinn01) December 26, 2019
jones oh yes😍😍
— Hannah Firman🐻 (@hannahfirman_30) December 26, 2019
Good to see @JJordanjones11 back ❤️
— WRIGHTY (@WRIGHTYWATP) December 26, 2019
— Jude Mcilreavy (@JudeMcilreavy) December 26, 2019
Jones on the bench yaaaassssaasasasasasasssss
— SS (@_SS1872) December 26, 2019
How happy were you to see Jones in the matchday squad against Kilmarnock? Do you think he could start in Sunday’s derby? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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