Alan Hutton claims that Rangers winger Jordan Jones is fighting for his future and may look to quit in the next month.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the 25-year-old is fighting for his future under Steven Gerrard after a difficult first season at the club.
The Northern Ireland international, who joined the Light Blues on a free transfer last summer, played just 14 times for the Glasgow giants after injuring himself against Celtic in September.
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He featured just four times after returning to fitness, with only one of those appearances coming among the starting XI.
With Rangers’ pre-season preparations already underway, Hutton has questioned whether Jones will be willing to play a bit-part role next season.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I actually felt for him because I could see it in his face when he went in for the tackle against Celtic, he was just that up for it, the excitement of the Old Firm game, he just had a rush of blood and did something stupid.
“I think he’s always played well against Rangers in the past when he played for Kilmarnock so he’s another one that I do believe is a talented player and can offer something but it’s whether he’s willing to sit about and wait for the opportunity.
“I can’t see him being Gerrard’s first pick so it’s really up to him to grasp it over this pre-season. I think there’s a lot of players in that situation where they’ll be using this four, five weeks for their future.
“Gerrard will be watching and think with a big season coming up: ‘Can I rely on you, can I trust you?'”
Jones has over 100 games of Premiership experience under his belt after his time at Kilmarnock, as well as five caps for Northern Ireland.
However, Gerrard also has the likes of Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi, Joe Aribo, Jamie Murphy and Brandon Barker to call upon as wingers.
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