Rangers were in cruise control yesterday as they defeated Motherwell 5-1 at Fir Park to continue their solid start to the 2020/21 campaign.
The Light Blues secured the victory with a rampant first-half which saw them go into the break three goals to the good.
James Tavernier and Cedric Itten both scored braces, whilst Jordan Jones capped an impressive performance with a rare strike.
George Edmundson’s own goal couldn’t take the gloss off the victory and Rangers continue to sit top of the Scottish Premiership.
Jones, 25, really caught the eye, producing a solid performance on the right-wing after getting the nod ahead of Ianis Hagi.
It was his first start of the campaign and afterwards, he took to Instagram to send a heartfelt message to the Rangers supporters.
Jones signed for the Gers last summer from Kilmarnock but injury hampered his progress during 2019/20.
He picked up an injury against Celtic and never really recovered sufficiently to make an impact on the campaign.
Jones managed just 15 appearances last season falling out of favour under Steven Gerrard.
Some reports during the close season suggested that the Northern Ireland international had run his race at Rangers and that they might consider offloading him.
On the performance of yesterday, however, it seems unlikely that Gerrard will consider getting rid of him.
The boss told the Scottish Sun after the game that he thought Jones was ‘excellent’ and said the player was ‘in charge of his own destiny.’
Ianis Hagi hasn’t started the season in scintillating style and that could help make Gerrard’s mind up over Jones.
Of course, one swallow doesn’t make a summer and the challenge for the winger is to now maintain consistency.
With a few more performances like the one against Motherwell, he could quickly force his way back into Gerrard’s thinking for the foreseeable.