Frank McAvennie claims Jordan Jones’ Rangers career may not be over as Steven Gerrard might have forgiven his past mistakes. 

The former Celtic hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted that time is a healer and would not rule out the possibility of Jones being at Ibrox next season.

Football Insider understands Rangers are set to offload Jordan Jones this summer despite his dazzling form for Sunderland.

Jones joined Sunderland on loan in January after he and George Edmundson were banned by the SFA for breaking COVID rules.

McAvennie is unsure if Jones will be given another chance after two fractious incidents but admits the decision lies solely with Gerrard.

“He came in and got a red card against Celtic just after joining. Gerrard was raging but he gave him another chance,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Then the COVID stuff happened and now I’m not sure if he’ll get another chance.

“He’s a good player and he might be better away from Rangers but it depends what Gerrard thinks.

“He’s done two things to Gerrard and as a manager, you think ‘I can’t let him get away with that’.

“Stevie might think he still has a part to play, he got him out the club quickly because he was raging but time is a healer.

“He’s a talent and it might depend on if he wants to stay at Celtic but I don’t think his Rangers career is 100% over.”

Jones, 26, joined Rangers in 2019 but has never had a run of games in the first team and was used sparing off the bench at the start of the current campaign.

He has four goals and three assists in 17 League One outings for Sunderland as the club looks to secure promotion back to The Championship at the third time of asking.

In other news, Paddy Kenny names who out of Rangers and Sheffield United his ‘absolute animal’ old teammate Jonson Clarke-Harris will join.