Rangers winger Jordan Jones was not in the matchday squad for yesterday’s game against Standard Liege as he is not currently eligible for the Europa League.
Despite impressing in the 5-1 win over Motherwell last month, the Northern Irishman was a surprise omission from the squad, along with Jermain Defoe and George Edmundson, due to the lack of homegrown players.
Jones has done his best to impress manager Steven Gerrard by scoring a great goal in training. He nutmegged Steven Davis before cutting inside and scoring with a curling effort into the top right-hand corner past Allan McGregor:
? This is ridiculous from @JJordanjones11! pic.twitter.com/gXCeohNBUc
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 21, 2020
Supporters on Twitter are all asking why Jones is not starting more often for the Light Blues:
He’s not getting games how?
— Colin (@chunkylover25) October 21, 2020
Start him on Sunday
— euan (@_EuanG72) October 21, 2020
What… wh… wait, doe he play for us? ?
— Barney Stinson (@Barney010Stinso) October 21, 2020
He needs to start over Barker next game!!
— Swizzle P®!©k ? (@SteeviWundah) October 21, 2020
Announce start v Livingston
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) October 21, 2020
Makes you wonder why he isn’t in the Europa League squad ?
— Andrew Wilson (@Andy_Wilson1) October 21, 2020
That’s obscene that is
— maverick (@maverickMMI) October 21, 2020
Need him for the squad. Id start him on Sunday ahead of Barker.
— Walter White (@WalterW31347418) October 21, 2020
Jones > barker
— RaymondBaird (@RaymondBaird_) October 21, 2020
Hope he gets a chance
— Marko (@markcrowe1986) October 21, 2020
That was ridiculous & cheeky ?
— DavidDunlop (@DavidDunlop72) October 21, 2020
Especially after Brandon Barker’s less than stellar performance in the Old Firm derby last weekend, you would have thought that Jones would be in pole position to replace him against Livingston this Sunday but we shall have to wait and see what happens.