Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill believes that getting away from the “difficult situation” surrounding his move from Kilmarnock to Rangers helped Jordan Jones put in an impressive performance in the 2-0 win over Estonia.
Jones was axed by Killie boss Steve Clarke for the recent draw with Rangers at Ibrox and O’Neill admits that he’ll need to “adapt his game a bit” to adjust fully to international football.
“Jordan was very positive,”
“He’ll have to adapt his game a bit from what he does with his club, but he’s moving to a big club in the summer and it’s maybe been a difficult situation to deal with.
“At the moment I think he’s enjoyed being away and that showed in his performance on Thursday night.”
The winger created Niall McGinn’s opener in the 2-0 win and will be hoping to have a similar impact tonight when Northern Ireland face Belarus.
If his performance against Estonia is anything to go by, he could well be a fixture in the side for years to come.