Spotted in full training, could long-term absentee return with a bang against Hearts?
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Rangers winger Jones spotted in full training ahead of Hearts game

Rangers winger Jordan Jones looks primed for a return to the first team ahead of the weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts at Ibrox.

In a training gallery uploaded to Rangers.co.uk, the Northern Ireland international can be seen taking what appears to be a full part in Friday training.

A mixture of fringe and first-team stars turned out for the photographed session, with the likes of Scott Arfield and Joe Aribo, who featured as substitutes in Rotterdam on Thursday evening, straight back to work at the Hummel Training Centre.

Steven Gerrard said it would take ‘about ten days’ of training for Jones to be fully up to speed and available for selection, and by the time the Jambos visit on Sunday afternoon, it will be nine days since he made that comment.

The 25-year-old speedster promised much in his first few outings in Light Blue but hasn’t seen since the start of September when he lunged into Celtic’s Moritz Bauer and picked up both a red card and a knee injury.

He’s missed a huge amount of game time since then, across the Premiership, Europa League and League Cup with the Gers, as well as several important Euro 2020 Qualifiers for his country.

Jones limps off at Ibrox in September having been dismissed for the reckless challenge. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s been a harsh lesson for him and but after all that time watching on, he’s bound to be raring to go.

Hopefully, he’ll be fit enough for a spot on the bench against Hearts, as the Gers press on through what will be a season-defining set of fixtures. He’ll no doubt be dreaming of coming on as a sub and announcing his comeback with a bang.

Earlier in the week, we sat down to discuss the Gers’ main upcoming objectives on our YouTube Channel.

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