Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has claimed that Jordan Jones can “cope with playing for Rangers” and suggested he can help soften the blow if Ryan Kent doesn’t rejoin the club.
In an interview with the Sunday Post, Boyd was speaking about the impact Jordan Jones can have at Ibrox next season. Boyd clearly believes Rangers have a good player in the Northern Irish international.
And whilst he acknowledges Kent would be a big hole to fill, he has suggested Jones is capable of filling it.
“Rangers supporters may well be concerned about the situation with Ryan Kent, and I would imagine most would want him back again next season,” said Boyd.
“We will need to wait and see what happens with that one. But, in Jordan, they have someone who also puts supporters on the edge of their seats.”
A deal to sign Ryan Kent is reportedly close [The Scottish Daily Mail (10/6, back page)] but it’s good to know Jones provides capable back-up. Not that the former Middlesbrough winger intends to play second fiddle.
Boyd has touted the player to add more goals to his game at Ibrox and described him as a “nightmare for defenders”.
It’s refreshing to hear some positive stuff from Boyd after being involved in controversy with Gers fans all season.
This was brought to a head when fans raged at the striker after comments he made about giving Celtic a guard of honour at Ibrox in the final Old Firm of the campaign.