A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have called on Jordan Jones to be given more game time after the Ibrox club’s Twitter account shared a training-ground video of a “ridiculous” goal from the 25-year-old.
Steven Gerrard’s charges are in Europa League action on Thursday night, but as Jones was omitted from the 21-man group to compete in Europe due to a lack of homegrown players in the squad, he won’t feature.
Jones has struggled for game time this season, making just three appearances in all competitions – two Premiership starts and an 18-minute cameo in the Europa League third-round qualifier.
The Northern Irishman had started both league games prior to the Old Firm derby but lost his spot on the right wing to Brandon Barker for the 2-0 win over Celtic last weekend.
Jones showed what he’s capable of in training when he nutmegged Steven Davis and cut inside James Tavernier in the box before whipping a sublime curling effort into the top corner.
Cue the Rangers feed sharing the £9,100-a-week man’s goal and Bears raving about his efforts:
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 21, 2020
And u still won’t start him over barker
— Russell (@RussellBarnett0) October 21, 2020
Start him on Sunday
— euan (@_EuanG72) October 21, 2020
The wee man needs game time. He’s a fantastic asset and needs to be given a chance. I would argue that on a one v one running at pace he is as good as we have in the squad.
— Bangor Blue (@P02077427) October 21, 2020
Announce JJ instead of Brandon
— Gary Pringle (@gazpringle) October 21, 2020
Can’t believe he’s disrespected Steven Davis with a nutmeg
— Nathan Orr (@nathanorr11) October 21, 2020
That’s obscene that is
— maverick (@maverickMMI) October 21, 2020
That was ridiculous & cheeky 😉
— DavidDunlop (@DavidDunlop72) October 21, 2020
Mans on fire 🔥🔥
— Kirsten MacDonald (@kirstenrfc54) October 21, 2020
Start him !
— Catherine #RTID 🏴🇬🇧 (@CatJam9) October 21, 2020
Give the man a start
— Aldo Buonomo (@aldo_buonomo89) October 21, 2020
After Rangers take on Standard Liege on Thursday evening, they return to Premiership action on Sunday when they host Livingston at Ibrox.