Rangers are set to give Jordan Jones a trial run on the right flank when he makes his first-team return, Football Insider understands.
The 25-year-old is closing in on a comeback after missing the last three months with a knee injury sustained in the Old Firm defeat to Celtic.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Steven Gerrard is planning to give Jones an opportunity in the problem right-wing position.
The forgotten man was mainly used on the left wing before he injured himself on 1 September with a late tackle that landed him a last-minute red card in Rangers’ only league defeat of the campaign.
But Gerrard still hasn’t discovered a winning formula on the right flank following the surprise summer sale of Daniel Candeias.
Sheyi Ojo and Scott Arfield been used most regularly in that position since Ryan Kent’s return to full fitness.
But neither Ojo or Arfield has been especially convincing, and it’s been the same for Brandon Barker on his rare run-outs.
Jones was pictured in training at Rangers’ Auchenhowie headquarters last Friday as he works his way back to full fitness.
🔙 GALLERY: Straight back to work for the first-team after last night's @EuropaLeague match in Rotterdam.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 29, 2019
The expectation is that the summer recruit will be given game time either side of the new year as injuries and suspensions bite, and Gerrard makes fuller use of his squad.
Jones played 119 times for Kilmarnock, scoring 11 goals and supplying 22 assists, before joining Rangers for a compensation fee.
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