Having signed a pre-contract agreement back in January, Jordan Jones will be joining Rangers in the summer.

Last week, he escaped from Kilmarnock for international duty with Northern Ireland.

Jones looks on as his cross fizzes through the six-yard box. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

It’s fair to say things went well for him.

He earned rave reviews for his performance against Estonia and was awarded Man of the Match by Sky Sports as Michael O’Neill’s side made it two from two against Belarus.

He was undoubtedly the main attacking outlet for N.I and showed flashes of sheer brilliance.

In both fixtures, his speed and trickery left defenders for dead on multiple occasions. He’s the sort of player who gets fans off seats, who supporters want to see on the ball.

He hugs the touchline and isn’t afraid to take on his full-back. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

However, I have no doubt that he will have the Ibrox faithful tearing their hair out next season.

 

For all his excellent runs, defenders beaten and crosses delivered, he didn’t manage to directly influence a goal in either qualifier.

He has demonstrated an ability to score big goals this season. However, his £675k-rated winger’s first touch and end product is still a concern.

Jones makes good runs, gets himself into great areas, but too often, chances go begging.

The end product has to improve. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Four goals and four assists in 27 league games for Kilmarnock this season hardly makes for outstanding reading.

He’s still only 24 and Rangers know they aren’t getting the finished article.

Yet, those are stats he will need to considerably improve upon if he’s to be a hit at Ibrox.

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