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2nd Apr, 2018 | 3:20pm

In-form attacker from PL club far better transfer target for Rangers than Jordan Jones


Rangers drew the ire of Kilmarnock in the January transfer window when they made a bid for Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones – but the Gers got a far better deal when they signed attacker Jamie Murphy from Premier League club Brighton.

The Light Blues made an offer to bring the Northern Irish international to Ibrox as Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen revamped the Gers squad but Killie boss Steve Clarke insisted the bid was “nowhere near acceptable,” according to the Scottish Sun.

Murphy has made a fantastic start to life at Ibrox with four goals and six assists in his 12 appearances so far and the Gers expected to make his switch to Ibrox permanent.

The Gers were right not to over-spend on the Kilmarnock winger – despite Brighton and Aston Villa being reported to now be interested – and refuse to meet Killie’s demands for the 23-year-old.

Like Murphy, Jones has scored four times this season while creating one more than the Gers star but it has taken Jones 37 games to turn in comparable numbers to the Scotland international.

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Jones may find his name linked with the Gers in the summer again but with an agreement in place to bring Murphy to Ibrox on a permanent basis in the summer, the Ibrox giants have the right player to fill the left wing spot in Graeme Murty’s starting XI.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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