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26th Apr, 2018 | 8:21pm

Jet-heeled international is perfect Celtic replacement for England-bound player


It seems certain that Celtic winger Patrick Roberts will return to English champions Manchester City when his second loan spell at the Hoops comes to an end.

As a result the Bhoys will be looking for a replacement winger, and one player who must be under consideration is Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones.

The jet-heeled Northern Ireland international has been one of the players at the forefront of Steve Clarke’s Rugby Park revolution, and he has also impressed against the Hoops this season.

He scored the equalising goal for Kilmarnock in the 1-1 draw in October between the teams in October, and was excellent in Killie’s 1-0 win at Rugby Park in February.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has shown he is willing to buy Scottish players if he really wants the player – Jack Hendry, Scott Bain and Lewis Morgan all spring to mind’ – and there is no doubt that Jones is a player he will have looked at closely.

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The 23-year-old was the subject of a bid from Rangers in the January transfer window, which was knocked back by the Ayrshire club, but it would take less than a million pounds to get the player to make the move to the Scottish champions.

Jones might not be as flashy as Roberts, but in time he could be just as effective and he is a player that the Hoops could well make a move for in the summer.

In other Celtic news, Kieran Tierney has revealed his first ever Celtic-Rangers memory

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