It is no secret that Rangers have previously held an interest in Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones. The Kilmarnock star has been linked with a move to Ibrox on numerous occasions.
As reported by the Scottish Sun, Rangers made a bid of £350,000 for the player in January. It was swiftly rejected by Killie. This summer, the interest returned, with Derby County also keen on his signature.
This week Jones has spoken about the transfer rumours. Whilst admitting he is glad to see Steven Gerrard at Rangers he compared the links to ‘mental torture’. Slightly dramatic perhaps, but it is clear the rumours got to the player.
Rangers did sign plenty of players this summer, but would they be better off with Jones as well.
If Jamie Murphy, the summer arrival from Brighton and Hove Albion had not suffered a season-ending injury, then Rangers fans would probably say no.
“Yes, it does affect you. It is mental torture, really. You are getting told a lot of things and trying to concentrate on football but it is draining. Through those two transfer windows were two of the worst times in my life…
“It’s a really good time for Scottish football as a whole. There are a lot of good managers here, like our gaffer.
“Steven Gerrard has brought a lot of publicity to the game and he has done really well with Rangers so far.”
But there is no doubt having the 23-year-old around now would be very helpful.
Rangers have a long season ahead of them, after qualifying for the Europa League. The recent Old Firm fixture also showed har far off rivals Celtic that Rangers truly are.
Jones could have provided great cover and helped bridge that gap. Instead, he is helping Kilmarnock in their push up the Scottish table.