By Alan Hutton

12th Sep, 2020 | 10:00am

Pundit Exclusive: Rangers star hopes of sealing Ibrox exit hit by major new blow

Jordan Jones’ quad injury picked up on international duty may hamper his hopes of leaving Rangers this transfer window, according to Alan Hutton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers right-back still believes that clubs will be monitoring the 25-year-old’s situation.

Steven Gerrard confirmed in his press conference prior to the Gers’ game against Dundee United that Jones had returned from international duty with a “small quad issue”.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough said Gerrard has told the winger he can leave Ibrox in the transfer window if the opportunity arises.

The 25-year-old has started just two Scottish Premiership games for the light blues since joining on a free transfer last summer.

Asked about the winger’s latest injury setback, Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s not ideal.

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“This is the downside when you go away on internationals. Everybody wants to play international football, you want to play for your country.

“It’s really disappointing when you go away and you end up with a niggle that keeps you out.

“Your bread and butter is the league and being in the squad and being able to represent your team.

“To pick up something on international duty when you’re struggling at club level also, it’s not ideal.

“Obviously with the transfer window and if he’s going to try and get a move it hampers that also.

“It’s going to be tough for him.

“I do think there’s a good player in there, we’ve seen flashes. At Kilmarnock, he was very good and internationally he’s done well.

“So I presume there’ll be clubs monitoring his situation at the moment.”

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