Rangers winger Jordan Jones should be getting close to a return to action once international break comes to an end – but the Northern Irishman will face renewed competition from the newly-returned Jamie Murphy.

Jones injured himself in the Old Firm defeat at the start of last month and has yet to make his return to action while Murphy made his return to first-team action on Sunday in the 5-0 win over Hamilton.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Jordan Jones of Rangers FC looks dejected after the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With Ryan Kent almost certain to come straight back into the side when he’s fit, that leaves a number of wingers fighting for the same place as Jones and Murphy join Sheyi Ojo and Brandon Barker in competing for a place.

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Murphy was a crucial player for the Gers before his injury ruled him out for over a year and now he’s fit and looks raring to go, he’ll no doubt be itching to force his way into a regular place in the side.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 12: Jamie Murphy of Rangers celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Six goals and thirteen assists in 27 games pre-injury show that there’s someone who can be a vital player for the Gers and with Jones’ moment of madness causing his injury, Murphy’s return couldn’t have come at a worse time for him.

Jones will absolutely have a role to play over the coming months but things might just have become a little bit more difficult for him now Murphy is knocking on the door for first-team action for Rangers.

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