Alan Hutton has urged Rangers midfielder Jordan Jones to go out on loan this season, following his return from injury. 

The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admitted he thinks “there’s too many” players ahead of the 25-year-old.

Jones impressed when he came on as a substitute as Steven Gerrard’s side bowed out of Europe after a 1-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.

Hutton however, has insisted it will not help him being a squad player this term and a loan move is what is needed to rectify his Ibrox career.

“He’s had a difficult time,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“Obviously with injuries and stuff but I think he’s got ability, he’s a decent player.

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“Can I see him playing? Not really. I don’t see him playing this season, I think there’s too many ahead of him.

“I think his best option this season would be to go out on loan. I don’t think moving permanently will suit either because I do think he’s got enough to come back and really challenge.

“But I do think going out on loan would definitely help him this season because he needs the minutes.

“He’s been out for a long time and to sit on the bench and be a squad player isn’t going to help him. He needs to go out and get the minutes.”

Belfast Live have reported the Northern Irishman is on the radar at several English Championship clubs and could leave before transfer window closes.

Gerrard signed Jones from Kilmarnock on a free transfer last summer but he has thus far struggled to make an impact in Glasgow.

He’s been on the Ibrox fringes since he was sent off for a wild lunge against Celtic in September, the challenge left him with a serious knee injury.

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