Benched again - Ex-Rangers player struggling in England after Ibrox exit
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Benched again - Ex-Rangers player struggling in England after Ibrox exit

Ex-Rangers player Jordan Jones is currently struggling in the EFL following his transfer to Wigan Athletic.

Jones was sold by the Gers for an undisclosed fee in early August after two disappointing seasons at Ibrox.

Jones failed to make a substantial impact on the pitch at Rangers. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Patchy form, injuries and off-field controversy ensured that he didn’t make the kind of impact that many fans had hoped he would.

He only scored one goal and mustered just two assists from a total of 19 appearances.

Jones spent time on loan in EFL League One last season with Sunderland and he hit the ground running at Wigan.

He received rave reviews for an all-action display against Wycombe Wanderers and then notched his first assist in September.

Things were looking rosy, as the 27-year-old was featuring in every match and Wigan were flying high at the top of the table.

However, they have since slipped down to third – although they have a game in hand on new leaders Plymouth Argyle – and Jones is now barely getting a look in.

The former Rangers player is struggling in the EFL with Wigan. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

The former Ger was benched for a home defeat to Lincoln City on Tuesday night and wasn’t even deployed by manager Leam Richardson as they searched for a route back into the game after falling two goals behind.

It’s the fifth time in the past seven league matches that the winger has been an unused substitute.

He hasn’t started a league fixture since late August and his most recent start in any competition came over a month ago in a defeat to Sunderland in the EFL Cup.

It’s fair to say he’s out of favour at the DW Stadium and that his move isn’t quite working out as he would have envisaged.

In other news, an EFL Championship club are reportedly considering turning to a key Rangers member of staff in their search for a new manager.

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