Ex-Rangers fullback Alan Hutton has backed his former club to sell winger Jordan Jones when the transfer window opens.
The Northern Ireland international was suspended, along with teammate George Edmundson, after breaching regulations designed to protect the Gers squad from the virus.
Asked whether Jones should be offloaded in January, Hutton said they could make a profit on the 26-year-old, who they signed on a free transfer in 2019, as well as getting a player out of the squad who has been shown to have poor discipline:
“Of course they’ll take the money, they’ll maybe see he’s dropped back down now, there’ll be a few players in front of him so they might not need him now. Because of the off-field issues and problems, you’re just giving the manager a headache that he doesn’t need. They’ll probably just cut ties and move on.”
Jones had forced himself back into the first-team picture after an excellent display against Motherwell back in September. He had been told to find another club in the summer but it looked as though he had got himself another chance under manager Steven Gerrard.
However, the regulation breach will likely prove to be the death knell of his Rangers career and, as Hutton says, a departure in the New Year is now very likely.