Jordan Jones will not play for Rangers again after breaching the trust of Steven Gerrard.
That is according to ex-Aberdeen and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Northern Ireland international after he was slapped with a seven-match ban.
Jones, 26, and teammate George Edmundson, 23, were last week hit with the extended bans by the Scottish Football Association on top of initial suspensions by Rangers.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month the Ibrox giants were planning to finalise a six-figure sale of Jones in January with a move to the English Football League a possibility.
Whelan does not see any way back for the winger at Rangers.
He told Football Insider: “He won’t play for Rangers again. I just don’t see it.
“He wasn’t in the team much anyway, so he wasn’t doing enough in training and behind the scenes to convince Steven Gerrard.
“Now, he’s broken the rules and broken the trust of his manager, there’s surely no way back for him at Rangers.
“They are doing brilliantly, and the last thing you need is someone upsetting the dressing room and putting themselves first in such a huge season.
“The biggest word in any job, in any relationship between manager and player is trust. If you break that trust then it’s going to be very difficult to rebuild.
“Steven will be offloading him, he won’t want people with that kind of character.”
Jones and Edmundson both released statements of apology in the wake of their SFA bans.
The duo are now face battles to save their Rangers careers ahead of the January window.