Int'l player Gers sold last month top of league table with new club after strong start to season
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Player sold by Rangers in August top of table with new club after strong start to season

Former Rangers winger Jordan Jones is top of the league with his new club Wigan Athletic after they made a strong start to the season.

Jones was sold by the Gers for an undisclosed fee last month after two disappointing seasons at Ibrox.

Jones’ Rangers career never really got going. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Injuries, off-field controversy and patchy form ensured that he didn’t have the kind of impact with the Light Blues that many fans had hoped he would after joining from Kilmarnock in the summer of 2019.


The Northern Ireland international only mustered 19 appearances in total, scoring once and notching two assists.

He’s already racked up nine outings for the Latics, though, and their promotion bid has started well.

They’re currently top of EFL League One, above Sunderland on goal difference, with 16 points from their opening seven matches.

Things are tight at the top at this early stage, with MK Dons and Plymouth Argyle each just one point back.

It’s already quite a turnaround from last season, though, when they finished 20th.

The former Rangers player is top of the league with his new club. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

Jones hit the ground running at his new club and received rave reviews for an all-action display against Wycombe Wanderers a month ago.

He hasn’t yet managed to nail down a starting berth, but he did contribute his first official assist at the weekend, setting up an injury-time Charlie Wyke goal after coming on as a late substitute.

Jones played the full 90 minutes as Wigan were knocked out of the EFL Cup by his old loan club Sunderland on Tuesday night, but the league is the priority and he’ll be hoping to make several more contributions before heading off on international duty next month.

Another player sold by Rangers in the recent past is on course to secure silverware with a club adrift at the top of an overseas league.

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