Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough does expect Rangers winger Jordan Jones to leave Ibrox in the coming weeks after the 25-year-old was told he could find another club by Steven Gerrard.
The midfielder has not played a single minute for the Light Blues this season and has made the matchday squad just once, for the 3-0 win against St Mirren earlier this month. With the writing on the wall, Barraclough is hopeful that Jones will find a new team before the transfer window closes:
“He is talented but at this moment in time Rangers is a competitive squad and Steven Gerrard has spoken to him and said he can find a new club if that comes up. Hopefully, that can be sorted pretty soon and hopefully, he can get settled into a new club, new surroundings and then he can go and perform for us like we think he can.”
Jones’ career at Rangers has never really recovered since he picked up a knee injury in a wild challenge on Moritz Bauer, that saw him sent off against Celtic in the Old Firm derby a year ago.
Since then, he has barely featured, with the odd substitute appearance here and there. A return to former club Middlesbrough has been suggested, while Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers are also said to be keen on the Northern Irishman.