Rangers winger Jordan Jones is attracting attention ahead of the January transfer window, with Stoke City and Middlesbrough both looking at a potential loan move for the 25-year-old, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Jones has endured a difficult time since moving to Ibrox in the summer. He has not played for the Gers since early September after injuring himself in a challenge that saw him red carded during an Old Firm game.
The Northern Ireland international appears to be closing in on making a return. But perhaps Steven Gerrard may give him the opportunity to get some minutes elsewhere during the second-half of the campaign.
The Daily Mail reports that the Championship pair have looked at a potential loan move for Jones – who has significant connections with both clubs.
Jones began his career at the Riverside Stadium. He left in 2016 having only made one first-team appearance for Boro.
Meanwhile, Stoke are now managed by the man who handed the wide-man his international debut, Michael O’Neill.
TBR View – Would Jones be taking risk leaving Rangers on loan?
It remains to be seen whether Jones does leave Ibrox on loan. But perhaps it would be fair to say that it would be a gamble if he did leave temporarily.
August’s win over East Fife was the last time a player loaned out last season featured for Gerrard’s men this term. So perhaps Jones needs to be wary of becoming something of a forgotten man if he leaves.
A fantastic loan spell could make a huge difference for Jones. But perhaps there is reason to believe that leaving on loan could set him back further if he does not stand out during his time away, particularly given how much depth Rangers have out wide.