Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has challenged Jordan Jones and Brandon Barker to make an impact in training if they want to salvage their careers at Ibrox.
Reports in the Scottish media suggest that the Light Blues will listen to offers for both players despite only being signed in the summer. Asked about the pair’s future at a pre-match press conference today, McAllister did not give much away:
“Recently Barker and Jones have both been injured so they need to now show more to get back into the team. If they show enough in training they will get an opportunity.”
Jones has not been able to recover his place since a knee injury he sustained in the Old Firm derby at the start of September. He has managed just one appearance since then.
Barker, meanwhile, has featured in only three matchday squads for league games since October and was only a substitute when a much-changed line up won 2-0 against Stranraer in the Scottish Cup earlier this month.
It is believed that both Barker and Jones could be sacrificed in order to bring in one more signing before the transfer window closes on Friday.